Cressida Cowell on books to make children laugh out loud, cry on the pages and want to be a hero.
Three guesses who one of her favorite authors might be, and the first two do not count.
A blog post about DWJ’s fictional families, with a nice nod in the direction of The Tough Guide to Fantasyland.
“Her books have a sense of perseverance, and a sense that the most unpleasant relative might turn out to be someone you need.”
“All of them highlight DWJ’s ability to give anything—and I do mean *anything*, whether it be a toffee bar, an intelligent goose, or a broom—life and personality. Each of the three is very, very funny at times, but never, ever slight; each also has moments of real darkness and danger. More simply put, each one, in its own way, is a joy.”