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The incomplete book of dragons : (a guide to dragon species) / written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.
Title Variants:
How to train your dragon : the complete book of dragons : a guide to dragon species.

Complete book of dragons.
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little Brown and Company, 2014.

Physical Description:
207 pages : illustrations (some color), map (1 folded) ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published: London : Hodder Children's Books, 2014.

Maps on endpapers.
Dragon anatomy -- Nesting sites -- Dragon eggs -- Training your hunting or lap dragon -- Dragon riding -- The wilder species -- The mighty monsters -- The future of dragons -- Know your dragons.
"... Hiccup wrote this book, describing all the dragons that he knows (so far), their habitats, their anatomy, their eggs, their attack strategies, as well as their defenses. You will learn everything including how to track dragons, how to ride them, and even how to look after newly hatched baby dragons!"--From publisher description.


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COW Book Junior Collection

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This guide is a must-have for fans of the New York Times bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series that inspired the hit move and TV show. This gift book features all of the dragon species from the series plus brand-new ones created just for this book, with color illustrations of each and every one!

Author Notes

Cressida Cowell was born on April 15, 1966 in London. She went to Oxford where she studied English, and at St Martin's and Brighton University where she learned illustration. Cressida also won the Nestle Children's book award. She is known for writing the Hiccup series of books. Some of her titles include: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate and How to Speak Dragonese. Her title How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013. In 2014, she made the list again with her title - How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero.

(Bowker Author Biography)