Danny, the Champion of the World

Written by Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake, 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.

Danny, the Champion of the World Synopsis

A phizzwhizzing new edition of Roald Dahl's classic story, in glorious full colour for the first time. Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had.All the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, a rich snob with a great glistening beery face and tiny piggy eyes. Nobody likes him, not one-little bit.

So one day, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot that will give the old blue-faced baboon Victor Hazell the greatest shock of his life - so long as they don't get caught ...

Now you can listen to Danny the Champion of the World and other Roald Dahl audio books read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios!

Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! inspired by the revolting Twits.

And visit www.roalddahl.com for games and quizzes, special events, the Roald Dahl museum, new book editions and more about all your favourite Roald Dahl creations.

Danny, the Champion of the World Press Reviews

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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780141357874
Publication date: 25/01/2018
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780224083911
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141357874
Publication date: 25th January 2018
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake, Quentin Blake
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction, General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About 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 &...

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