Cressida Cowell is an English children's author, popularly known for the book series, How to Train Your Dragon. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. The island had no roads, houses or electricity. For the first four years, the family would be dropped off like castaways on the island by a local boatman and picked up again two weeks later. Imagine being like Robinson Crusoe and having a whole island to yourself to explore. Cressidas father told the children old Scottish tales about the people who lived on the surrounding islands, who were always fighting and tricking each other, and about dragons living in caves in the cliffs. Cowell has published twelve full novels, based around the adventures of Hiccup. The first book was published in 2003, and the last in 2015. The sixth book in the series is the only one not to have How to in its title. But it is also named How NOT to Celebrate your Birthday. Its cover name is named only A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons after Hiccup's informative book inside this book. Hiccup is lost in the Library Labyrinth and the Driller-Dragons, Madguts and Murderous are on the prowl. Hiccup's birthday is not going to be the quiet affair he hoped for. Also contains a comprehensive Dragonese Dictionary for those who'd like to dragon-whisper themselves. Listen online to free English audiobook "A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons” on our website to experience Cressida Cowell's work.