How to Train Your Dragon #2: How to Be a Pirate

Can Hiccup find Grimbeard the Ghastly’s treasure before Alvin the Treacherous gets his sneaky hands on it? And if he opens a box that says DO NOT OPEN, will he live to tell the tale? In this rip-roaring adventure, Hiccup – now training to be a pirate – braves more hilarious thrills and spills. And learns some harsh life lessons about swordfights, shipwrecks and homicidal dragons!

  • Laughs and thrills with our favourite nerdy hero
  • A wonderful mix of humour, suspense and excitement
  • Hilarious writing paired with witty pencil cartoons
  • Hiccup’s books are now major Hollywood films

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  • this book was really good i could never put it down and I think you should read it

    29 June 2016

  • This is the one where Hiccup finds he is bad at sword fighting because he is right handed. A great book.

    8 March 2014

  • okay

    i liked it in places but really boring in others

    27 January 2014

  • loved it

    This book is amazing and descriptive. It makes you want to read more and finish the book. I have loved reading this book. WOW!!!!!

    12 July 2013

  • loved it

    I loved this book as it had the right mix of things in for me. I think this book will be good for everyone as it has pirates and adventure which everyone would like to read. If you haven’t read any of the series I would recommend.

    7 September 2012

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    Cressida Cowell

    Cressida Cowell is the author of the bestselling Hiccup the Viking books, and many picture books including the award-winning Emily Brown series.


    Cressida Cowell has won many major awards including the Nestles Smarties Prize for This Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown and the Blue Peter Book Award for The Wizards of Once. In July 2019 she was named Children’s Laureate 2019-2021.

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