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Danny, The Champion Of The World

Written by Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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LoveReading View on Danny, The Champion Of The World

October 2011 Guest Editor Roddy Doyle. All of Dahl’s books are great, but this one stands out for two reasons: 1. the poaching plans, and the poaching itself, are brilliantly precise and an invitation to the reader to choose poaching as a career, or at least a hobby; and, 2. the love between the father and son is wonderfully written, and probably the best I’ve read.

Danny, The Champion Of The World Synopsis

Danny lives with his dad in an old gipsy caravan behind a filling-station. Danny's dad is the best - a wonderful mechanic, a brilliant storyteller and a genius at kites. But, as we all learn as we get older, grown-ups can be complicated creatures, and so it is that one day, when he is nine years old, Danny discovers that his dad has a deep, dark secret. It is a secret that is just about to lead them on a dangerous and thrilling adventure...

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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: 9780224083911
Publication date: 2nd September 2010
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
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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