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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.

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Danny the Champion of the World Synopsis

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.

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Danny the Champion of the World Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9780141361574
Publication date: 01/09/2016
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780141365411
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Publisher:
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141365411
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141365411
Publication date: 11th February 2016
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction, General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

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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