Cressida Cowell

Waterstones Children's Laureate (2019 - 2021). Author and illustrator of the bestselling The Wizards of Once and How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell

Waterstones Children's Laureate (2019 - 2021). Author and illustrator of the bestselling The Wizards of Once and How to Train Your Dragon

Biography

Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell is the number one bestselling author-illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series. How to Train Your Dragon is also an award-winning DreamWorks film franchise. Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust, a trustee for World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children’s Media Foundation. She lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.