THE AWARD winning author of the How to Train Your Dragon series will be signing copies of her new book in Abingdon.

Cressida Cowell's series has proved a firm favourite with young readers with more than seven million copies sold.

It has also been adapted for the big screen with two animated films centred on Hiccup and his dragon Toothless, with a third in production.

In September, the writer published the first book in a new series called The Wizards of Once which focuses on the meeting between a warrior and a wizard. Next month it is released in paperback and the children's author will be at Mostly Books, Stert Street to sign copies, available in the store, on May 2 from 4.30pm until 5.30pm.