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How to Train Your Dragon #2: How to Be a Pirate Award-winning author/illustrator

by Cressida Cowell (author)

Suitable for 7 - 11 years

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Product description

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

Product Details

Catalogue number

3008 in Reading Collections Catalogue 2017/18


How to Train Your Dragon (book 2)






Hodder Children's Books

Date published

February 25th, 2010

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.5; Middle years; 5.0 points

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  • 224 pages


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Cressida Cowell

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  1. Clarice thumb 136

    on 29 June 2016

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

  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2014

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

  3. Bellasara 113282

    on 27 January 2014

    i liked it in places but really boring in others

    3out of 5
  4. Evie 113313

    on 12 July 2013

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

    5out of 5
  5. Default avatar

    on 7 September 2012

    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.

    5out of 5
  6. Petula 113689

    on 3 March 2012

    really good

  7. Avatar lion 761782

    on 1 March 2012

    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and the Hairy Hooligan Tribe find an old coffin marked with the words : DO NOT OPEN. Can he save the tribe, find Grimbeard the Ghastly’s treasure, stop Alvin the Treacherous and get back before dinner? * * * * * again! How to Train Your Dragon is hilariously funny. Great for any age!

  8. Avatar owl 761790

    on 31 July 2011

    I love this book is funny and dreammaking YOU ROCK CRESSSIDA COWELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5