Danny the Champion of the World

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Penguin Books, Limited, Aug 3, 2017 - Children's plays, English - 160 pages
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Danny Champion Of The Worldby Roald Dahl - brilliantly adapted into a stage play for children to perform in schools.

Could you be Danny, or his dad, or even red-faced Mr Victor Hazell? Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Now you can join in their daring and devilish plots with these fun-to-perform plays adapted by David Wood.

David Wood is very well known in children's theatre (most recently for Goodnight Mister Tom).

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide book sales are over 100 million!

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User Review  - PeggyK49 - www.librarything.com

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. Read full review

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User Review  - richard_dury - www.librarything.com

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 ... Read full review

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Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more. Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the world's number one storyteller.

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