Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  

Danny the Champion of the World

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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A classic Roald Dahl title, a most touching story of a boy and his very special father. Danny and his father live in a caravan parked right next to the garage where his father works. Danny father teaches him how to fix bits of car, reads him bedtime stories and introduces him to the wonders of nature. One night, Danny discovers his father has a secret. He is a brilliant poacher and he is determined to outwit the local gamekeepers. How Danny helps his father carry out his most daring plan of all without being caught is a thrilling read and a triumph for father and son.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Danny and his mechanic father live in a world of their own. a world of grease, bolts, crankshafts and (but this is a secret) pheasants. They hate the idea of them being fattened for the guns and interfere with the plans of the wicked owner of the shoot in a most novel Dahl-ish way.
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Synopsis

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Life is happy and peaceful in their gipsy caravan, until one day Danny discovers his dad has been breaking the law. What's more, soon Danny has to join his father as they attempt to pull off a daring and devilish plot against their horrible, greedy neighbour, Mr Victor Hazell.

Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork.

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A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams

About the Author

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son.

He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire.

Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, his books have more than maintained their popularity. Total sales of the UK editions are around 37 million, with more than 1 million copies sold every year! Sales have grown particularly strongly in America where Dahl books are now achieving the bestselling status that curiously proved elusive during the author’s lifetime.

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Format

Paperback
240 pages

Author

Roald Dahl
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Author's Website

www.roalddahl.com/

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Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

11th February 2016

ISBN

9780141365411

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