Cressida Cowell at Calibre

The Wizards of Once books by Cressida Cowell.

We are delighted to have six titles by Cressida Cowell currently in our audiobook collection, 2 from her The Wizards of Once series and 4 of her How To Train Your Dragon books.

Currently the Waterstones Children’s Laureate (2019 – 2022), Cressida is one of our best-loved children's authors, bringing fantasy and mythical creatures alive for a generation of youngsters (not forgetting us young-at-heart grown-ups too).

Cressida's books can currently be borrowed by Calibre members on USB stick by adding to your postal list here. And we hope to have them available to stream very soon so keep an eye out for more details.

The Wizards of Once (617492)

Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came…

Xar is a young boy Wizard who has no magic. Wish is a young Warrior girl, concealing a banned magical object she has in her possession. The pair have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison. But what happens when their two worlds collide?

Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure…

The Wizards of Once - Twice Magic (617572)

Witches are creating havoc in the Wildwoods and danger lurks behind every tree trunk. Wish is in possession of a powerful, Magic Spelling Book; Xar has a dangerous Witchstain on his hand. Our two heroes, who first met in The Wizards of Once have to work together again to save the Wildwoods from the curse of the Witches but they are separated by the highest wall imaginable, and time is running out …

How To Train Your Dragon (617520)

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. His father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne. But most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy.

In the first How to Train Your Dragon book Hiccup must lead ten novices in their initiation into the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. They have to train their dragons or be BANISHED from the tribe FOR EVER! But what if Hiccup’s dragon resembles an ickle brown bunny with wings? And has NO TEETH? Furthermore the Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus is stirring and wants to devour every Viking on the Isle of Berk . . .Can Hiccup save the tribe?

How To Train Your Dragon - How to Speak Dragonese (617522)

When Hiccup’s dragon Toothless is captured by Romans, only Hiccup and his friend Fishlegs can rescue him. But things take a turn for the worst when the Romans steal Hiccup’s precious book HOW TO SPEAK DRAGONESE and Hiccup and Fishlegs are taken off to the Fortress of Sinister!

Now they must save Toothless AND themselves – but how can they possibly escape?

How To Train Your Dragon: How To Be A Pirate (617521)

Surely it cant be good when a huge, six-and-a-half-foot floating coffin with the words BEWARE! DO NOT OPEN THIS COFFIN arrives? Hiccup begins a quest to discover the treasure of his ancestors and Hiccup needs to find it before Alvin the Treacherous gets his hands on it. But when a dragon called the Monstrous Strangulator is thrown into the mix, things are about to get seriously scary!

How To Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons (617523)

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third just wants a nice and peaceful birthday. But Hiccup’s dad wants to steal the prized How to Train Your Dragon book, and prove that his Hooligans are just as good as the Bog Burglars – except Hiccup’s dragon Toothless has EATEN it! So when Camicazi suggests stealing a copy from the grim Meathead Public Library, it seems like a good idea. But the library is guarded by the Horrible Hairy Scary the Librarian, four hundred Meathead Warrior Guards AND their Driller-Dragons . . . Will Hiccup survive – or is he doomed on his own birthday?

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