Cressida Cowell - The Wizards of Once

Admission is free; Signing line tickets available
only with online pre-order of The Wizards of Once
PRE-ORDER NOW to reserve your signing line ticket!

ANNOUNCING THE FIRST AND BEST EVER WIZARDS OF ONCE COSTUME CONTEST! Come dressed as your favorite character (see illustrations below) — winner will receive a special prize!!

In the first book of a new series by the internationally bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure.

Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it's the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds.

With Cressida Cowell's trademark wit, and the same stunning combination of action, adventure, humor, heart, and incredible artwork that made How to Train Your Dragon a beloved bestselling franchise, The Wizards of Once will transport and enchant readers.

"Frequent black and white illustrations are similar to those in Cowell's earlier series--messy and energetic, spotlighting key moments or characters. Cowell fans will be elated to have a new world to get to know, and they'll welcome the author's familiar writing style and humor." —BCCB

"This hilarious farce will appeal to heroic fiction fans." —Booklist

"A rollicking adventure tale and coming-of-age story rolled into one enjoyable package...Readers will fall in love with the imaginative worldbuilding and humorous dialogue and asides...A delightful magical romp." —Kirkus

"A clever and fresh new series.... Cowell fans will be elated to have a new world to get to know, and they'll welcome the author's familiar writing style and humor." —BCCB

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland, where she spent her time writing stories, fishing for things to eat, and exploring the island looking for dragons. She was convinced that there were dragons living on the island and has been fascinated by them ever since. 

PRE-ORDER NOW to reserve a space in the signing line!

COSTUME CONTEST - Use these illustrations from the forthcoming Wizards of Once to spur your imagination, or come dressed in your own interpretation of wizards and warriors!

 

The Wizards of Once Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508339
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

How to Train Your Dragon Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316085274
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2010

How to Be a Pirate Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316085281
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Speak Dragonese Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316085298
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon's Fury Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316365161
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2016