Danny the Champion of the World

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Random House, Feb 9, 2010 - Children's stories - 272 pages
7 Reviews
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 World

User 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

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User 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

About the author (2010)

Roald Dahl (Author)

The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.

Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.

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