Book in a Day: How to Train Your Dragon

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Come for a delightfully dangerous jaunt on the Isle of Berk as we read Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon for one whole heroic day.

We bring to life the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third with readings from special guests and live performances. Plus, you can make your own dragon wings!

The first book in Cowell’s fire-breathingly fabulous children’s book series was published in 2003. The series has since been adapted into two films and a television series by DreamWorks Animation.

At 3.30pm, meet the award-winning author Cressida Cowell herself. Cowell discusses how she created the How to Train Your Dragon series, how her childhood on a remote Scottish island inspired it, and the process of turning the books into films. Plus, get a sneak peek at the third How to Train Your Dragon movie, The Hidden World. Cowell will be signing books afterwards.

The cast of readers is as follows:

Chapter 1: Kat Francois
Chapter 2: Kit Finnie, with shadow puppetry by Manju Gregory
Chapter 3: Jay Hulme
Chapter 4: Cerrie Burnell
Chapter 5 & 6: Anna-Maria Nabirye
Chapter 7: AM Dassu
Chapter 8: Jess Hardie, with How to Train Your Dragon live score performed by Kinetika Bloco
Chapter 9: Ammar Haj Ahmad
Chapter 10: Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith
Chapter 11: Anthony Anaxagorou
Chapter 12: Shingai
Chapter 13: Megan Quibell
Chapter 14: Guest reader
Chapter 15 & 16: Katie Greenall
Chapter 17: Mia Rich
Chapter 18: Joshua Idehen
Chapter 19: Mairead Clayton, with performance by Bellow Fellows Choir and Nicole McDowell

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2



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