Cressida Cowell is an English children's author, popularly known for the book series, How to Train Your Dragon. After school, Cressida obtained a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martins and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. Cressida wrote and illustrated her first picture book, Little Bo Peeps Library Book for Hodder Children's Books in 1998. She loves to write picture books and her Emily Brown series, illustrated by Neal Layton, was the winner of the 5 and Under the category of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize 2006. Her first novel for eight to twelve-year-olds, How to Train Your Dragon, was published to popular and critical acclaim in 2003. How to Speak Dragonese is the third book in the How to Train Your Dragon book series. It was released in 2005 in the UK and in May 2006 in the US. This book is about Hiccup going fishing with Fishlegs intending to raid a ship for their latest pirate lesson. But because Fishlegs is frightened of sharkworm dragons and can't see through the fog, they raid a Roman ship by accident. While on board, Hiccup rescues the self-described nanodragon god Ziggerastica and they overhear Roman's plan: They intend to kidnap the heirs of two Viking tribes so they can steal every dragon in the Isle of Berk while the tribes are fighting. Hiccup's father doesn't believe him and soon the Romans kidnap him and Fishlegs and take them to their Fort Sinister. Listen online to free English audiobook "How to Speak Dragonese” on our website to experience Cressida Cowell's work.