How to Train Your Dragon: How to Be a Pirate

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Be a Pirate

by Cressida Cowell

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When Hiccup finds a coffin at sea, he opens it to discover a riddle that will lead to the treasure of Grimbeard the Ghastly, the world's greatest pirate and Hiccup's ancestor. So Hiccup and his friends set out on a treasure hunt, determined to master the art of swordfighting. How else will they escape an island of murderous dragons, defeat a boatload of Viking pirates, and survive all the twists and turns their journey will bring?

Join Hiccup and his friends on another rollicking illustrated adventure, and discover the brilliant combination of magic, action, humor, and heart that has made Cressida Cowell a beloved bestseller around the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316376396
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 01/21/2014
Series: How to Train Your Dragon Series
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 77,552
File size: 15 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Cressida Cowell is the good-friend and confidante of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Viking warrior and hero of The Heroic Misadventures. When she is not visiting with Hiccup to document his latest memoir, she lives in the UK. She is also the author of The Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, What Shall We Do With the Boo Hoo Baby? and numerous other picture books.

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How to Be a Pirate 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anna_Louise More than 1 year ago
This is the second in the series How to train your dragon. It's a fun read with the characters growing up a little bit. Hiccup learns that he can depend on himself and has many adventures with his friends. A bit different from the original story but fun, adventous and had many good laughs while reading. Very enjoyable story and great for kids!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is my choice over many OTHER books.Kids will LOVE reading this...i should know because i am a kid of age 11.
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Barbara Karp for Readers' Favorite As this sequel to How to Train Your Dragon opens, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his fellow trainees find themselves on a ship during a severe storm. The reason? The boys are learning Sword Fighting at Sea. However, before they can complete their lesson, the ship descends from a gigantic wave, strikes a large box, and sinks. Hiccup and his friend Fishlegs hold onto the box until they reach shore and learn that the chief has called a meeting of the entire tribe. Once the Hairy Hooligans have assembled in the Great Hall, Stoick the Vast has a chance to examine the mysterious box. An inscription claims that this box is the coffin of Grimsbeard the Ghastly, a fierce pirate (and Hiccup’s great-grandfather) who disappeared a century before. Ignoring the Do Not Open warning written on the side, the chief lifts the lid. Imagine everyone’s surprise when the box’s inhabitant is not the pirate but a man who introduces himself as Alvin. The self-proclaimed poor but honest farmer possesses a map of the Isle of the Skullions and a riddle proclaiming that Grimsbeard’s treasure can only be found by the true heir. Naturally, Stoick decides, despite Hiccup’s protests, that the Hairy Hooligans will travel to the island to find the pirate’s hoard. The fact that Skullions — fearsome flightless, blind, deaf dragons with a keen sense of smell that more than makes up for these disadvantages — live there does not deter the chief. And so, the trainees and fifty warriors sail to the Isle of the Skullions.  Cressida Cowell’s second volume in the saga of Hiccup is a delightful continuation of the hero-wannabe’s story. Full of surprise discoveries, nonstop action, edge-of-your-seat adventures, humor, and a character who isn’t what he seems make How to Be a Pirate a must-read. David Tenant’s vibrant, spot-on narration brings the characters, human and otherwise, to life. Since kids need to read or hear the first book in the series before beginning this story, it’s important to have it on hand. And once youngsters complete volume two, they’ll be clamoring for the next installment. Since eight Hiccup adventures are already published, with four more on the way, fans of the Viking-in-training have much to look forward to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 7 year old boy really enjoys these books. My 5 year old boy likes them, but not as much. Ms. Cowell has found inventive ways to appeal to her target.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would rate this book a nine out of ten because it has a very interesting plot, lots of action and some great laughs along the way. I would recommend this book to all the kids in the world because it has something in it for everybody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, about a rapscallion bunch of pirate trainees is as gross and as imaginative as the first in the series (How to Train Your Dragon). For a 27-year-old woman (that¿s me), it got a BIT redundant...but that may be because I read both books consecutively over the course of 3-4 days. I think I was overloaded with child-like vulgarity...better known as 'potty talk' and then some! I think I will read the third book in the series however, since I really do enjoy the fantastical adventures of Hiccup and his adorable, but annoying dragon. This book, again, will be PERFECT for a fifth grade boy (or adventurous girl). And as in the first book of the series, Hiccup is the nice guy who wins by cleverness, while the brute bully is not rewarded (so moms, rest assured, morality's purpose is present).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is one of the best books I have read so far, beacouse it has so much adventure in it and it has a lot of comedy.
joshua.jrei2733 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How to be a pirate is a story about Hiccup. Hiccup is appart of a viking tribe. This viking tribe is on the island of Berk. In this adventure Hiccup meats a man by the name of Alvin. But what they do lnot now is that Alvin is an outcast.lllel An outcast is a viking so tareble that there tribe must banish them. Alvin tricks the viking into get in him the storm blade, throw strongest word ever made. Then Hiccup, Alvin and Fishlegs fond the biggest tresser eve. Alvin was going to kill Hiccup and Fishlegs to have the tresser when a giant squid ate him. I rate this book a five star book. Now I am going to tell you why. This book was exiting. Also an adventurer fild book. I recommend this book to everyone, it is a good book to read to have a laugh. It is also toot to pass time. That is why I liked this book.
firhetrick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Aaarrrggg Matey! Join Hiccup in an adventrue with toothless, his friend dragon. Together they make a great team. As they fly through the most dangerous parts of the world. Hiccup collects valuable treasure along the way. I recommend this book to fantasy lovers.
dougcornelius on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great bedtime reading book for a seven year old boy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ebook won't load. I had the same problem with the first book in this series and it took over 3 months for it to load. I want to read this book so fix it asap and i will change my rating.
PetiteDiva More than 1 year ago
This books are adictive and the editions won't help since they've got the start of the next one at the end of the one you just read so I couldn't help but to keep on reading them. They're really enjoyable.
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