Danny the Champion of the World
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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Review: Danny the Champion of the WorldUser Review - Cristine Braddy - Goodreads
I read this book to my kids and we absolutely loved it. Dahl has a way of sparking imagination. My kids loved the character Danny and wanted more and more of him. I love where Dahl goes with the story. I was skeptical in the beginning but when it was over the book left a lasting impression. Read full review
Review: Danny the Champion of the WorldUser Review - Charles Finch - Goodreads
I've read this ten times or more, so it was no surprise how wonderful it was, but I'd forgotten how vivid some of the language is. A glob of spit sits on dry dust "like an oyster," "little sparks of ... Read full review