Danny, the Champion of the World

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Scholastic Inc., 1997 - Language arts (Elementary) - 16 pages
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This book is about a most private and secret habit my father had, and about the strange adventures it led us both into... Danny thinks the world of his father, who has looked after him ever since his mother died, when he was just four months old.But as he grows up, Danny discovers that his father's secret spells adventure and trouble for both of them.
 

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Contents

Summary
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About the Author
4
Getting Started
5
Summary and Discussion Questions
6
Art Math Language Arts
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Summary and Discussion Questions
8
Health and Safety Science Writing
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Summary and Discussion Questions
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Health and Safety Science Writing
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Putting It All Together
12
Evaluation Ideas
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On the Road
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A Caravan of Words
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My Own Plan
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Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

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