Dragons! That is the first thing that springs to mind when we think of Cressida Cowell author of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series. Scaling new heights in children’s literature, these books have fired the imaginations of millions of children across the globe, and many a dragon too.
Explore Cressida's books below.
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Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages; it is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. Cressida then moved on to her next book series, The Wizards of Once, which first published in 2017, and the third volume was published this autumn
Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency and a founding patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes for her books, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize and Philosophy Now magazine's 2015 'Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity'. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.