Danny the Champion of the World

by Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl

Penguin Group US | August 16, 2007 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Danny the Champion of the World is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell?

Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. 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.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101652977

ISBN - 13: 9781101652978

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Dahl story ever! I have read through a wide selection of Roald Dahl's books including the ones that get the most publicity, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and The Witches. When I found Danny Champion of the World, I found a book that seemed far more personal for Dahl. Indeed, in backgrounds to the story, it seems he wrote it to reflect his relationship to his own father. I love this book. I read it every year or so. I read it to my primary classes at school. I buy extra copies and give them away so others will read it and learn to love it too. It is a story of a father and son, a father who is left to raise his son after his wife dies when the son is an infant. There is an awesome tenderness throughout the book even while the characters are setting traps, dealing with nasty neighbours and just struggling to get by. There are many wonderful lessons children and adults can learn in this entertaining novel. Hopefully, unlike other reviewers, you will be clever enough to see them. Empathy, kindness, resourcefulness, compassion and the strong bond of love between a father and child even while you laugh at their adventures. Read this book, read it with a child if you can, and learn to love it too.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unexciting Danny The Champion Of The World by Roald Dahl is uninteresting for adults and does not teach good lessons to children, other than that they should enjoy spending time with their fathers. Such lessons include that even though poaching is wrong, you should still do it because it is exciting, thus you should do bad things to bad people. If I had children, I would not allow them to read this novel. Danny and his father assemble things at their pump station, and spend all of their time together. One day Danny’s father lets him in on a secret, that he used poach birds. Danny comes up with a clever plan and his dad starts calling him “Danny the Champion of the World.”
Date published: 2008-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book I've Ever Read!!!!! I've read Danny, the Champion over twelve times since I got it (5 years ago) and every time has been better than the last. They should make a movie of this! (but if they do it won't be as good as the book!)
Date published: 2005-08-12

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Danny the Champion of the World

by Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101652977

ISBN - 13: 9781101652978

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Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell?

Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. 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.
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