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Cressida Cowell

1966 - Today

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Cressida Cowell FRSL (born 15 April 1966) is a British children's author, popularly known for the book series, How to Train Your Dragon, which has subsequently become an award-winning franchise as adapted for the screen by DreamWorks Animation. As of 2015, the series has sold more than seven million copies around the world.In addition to her other publications, Cowell works with illustrator Neal Layton in the ongoing series of Emily Brown stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cressida Cowell has received more than 641,958 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Cressida Cowell is the 6,009th most popular writer (down from 5,417th in 2019), the 5,526th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 5,107th in 2019) and the 617th most popular British Writer.

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  • 640k

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  • 37.80

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Cressida Cowell ranks 6,009 out of 5,755Before her are Rahat Indori, Cecily von Ziegesar, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ralf Rothmann, Howard Gordon, and Fatou Diome. After her are Oles Buzina, Maurice G. Dantec, Peter Morgan, Sylvain Tesson, Zlata Filipović, and Annie Dillard.

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Among people born in 1966, Cressida Cowell ranks 480Before her are Yūko Minaguchi, Ashley Laurence, Valeri Kamensky, Leonardo Rodríguez, Joshua Malina, and Wilfred Agbonavbare. After her are Samuel West, Jure Zdovc, María Jesús Montero, Mike O'Malley, Tuc Watkins, and Daniel Plaza.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Cressida Cowell ranks 5,526 out of 7,765Before her are Eric Brandon (1920), Tasmin Archer (1963), Tony Waiters (1937), Trevor Goddard (1962), Guthrie Govan (1971), and Alan Kennedy (1954). After her are John Laurie (1897), Evelyn Glennie (1965), Sophie Cookson (1990), John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1847), Peter Morgan (1963), and Thelma Hopkins (1936).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Cressida Cowell ranks 617Before her are Barry Unsworth (1930), Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth (1914), Pippa Middleton (1983), Ronald Firbank (1886), Colley Cibber (1671), and Russell T Davies (1963). After her are Peter Morgan (1963), James Kelman (1946), Michael Rosen (1946), Dinah Craik (1826), Conn Iggulden (1971), and John Lydgate (1370).