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Danny the Champion of the World (original 1975; edition 2007)

by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

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Title:Danny the Champion of the World
Authors:Roald Dahl
Other authors:Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin (2007), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 224 pages
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Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (1975)

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Even though this is primarily a book for young readers, it can be enjoyed by all ages, even those in the 60+ age bracket. I thought it was a wonderful story and loved the characters. ( )
  PeggyK49 | Oct 1, 2018 |
Danny, The Champion of the World is based on a previous short story by Dahl, entitled The Champion of the World, which was first published in The New Yorker Magazine in 1959 and later re-published in the compilation Kiss Kiss. The original story has a similar premise, but with adults as the main characters. (Wikipedia)
  richard_dury | Sep 28, 2018 |
A wonderful and sweet story of the love between father and son and their triumph over an overbearing bully.
Recommended for both children and adults. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Danny the Champion of the World is much more sweet and sentimental than most of Roald Dahls' books, and has a unique feel to it. It has a special place in our household, because it is the sweet story of a boy and his father. This book is great for all kids, but probably best for kids between 3rd and 7th grades. ( )
  PattyHoward | Apr 24, 2018 |
It was okay. I wouldn't bother to pick it up again or recommend it to my children. ( )
  SMBrick | Feb 25, 2018 |
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This book is for the whole family

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When I was four months old, my mother died suddenly and my father was left to look after me all by himself.
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Life couldn't be better for Danny - a gypsy caravan for a home, a garage where he could work on cars all day, and a best friend who never ran out of surprises and inventions: his father. But Dad has one surprise that catches Danny completely off-guard, a secret passion that he's hidden for years. Now the secret's out and Danny's off on an adventure that will make him a legend in his own time.
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Not a fantasy,

but this is still one of Dahl's

most fantastic works.

(CathWhitney)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0142410330, Paperback)

"My father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had." Danny feels very lucky. He adores his life with his father, living in a gypsy caravan, listening to his stories, tending their gas station, puttering around the workshop, and occasionally taking off to fly home-built gas balloons and kites. His father has raised him on his own, ever since Danny's mother died when he was four months old. Life is peaceful and wonderful... until he turns 9 and discovers his father's one vice. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. Danny is right up to Roald Dahl's impishly brilliant standards. An intense and beautiful father-son relationship is balanced with sublegal high jinks that will have even the most rigid law-abider rooting them on. Dahl's inimitable way with words leaves the reader simultaneously satisfied and itching for more. (Ages 9 to 13) --Emilie Coulter

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A young English boy describes his relationship with his father and the special adventure they share together.

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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141805943, 0141322675, 0141807857, 0141346434

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