Cressida Cowell is an English children's author, popularly known for the book series, How to Train Your Dragon. By the time Cressida was eight, the family had built a small stone house on the island, so they no longer had to camp out in tents, which made life much drier. Her father got a boat, so they could fish for enough food to feed the family for the whole summer. Every year, Cressida spent the long summer holiday, and some of the spring, on the island. The house was lit by candle-light, and there was no electricity, telephone or television, so Cressida and the family lived like people in the olden days. In the evening, 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. Cressida spent her time writing stories, fishing for things to eat, and exploring the island looking for these dragons. In How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, the story starts at the beach near the Murderous Mountains. There is a swimming race, and all the warriors from the tribes of Hooligan, Bog-Burglar and Murderous are competing in a swimming race. It is an annual race to celebrate the "Saga of Grimbeard the Ghastly and the Swimming Race". The winner is the warrior who returns last. This warrior is awarded one request from the losing chiefs. Listen online to free English audiobook "How to Ride a Dragon's Storm” on our website to experience Cressida Cowell's work.