Danny, the Champion of the World (colour Edition)

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Penguin Books, Limited, Jan 25, 2018 - Children's stories - 208 pages
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A phizzwhizzing new edition of Roald Dahl's classic story, in glorious full colour for the first time.

Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had.
All the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, a rich snob with a great glistening beery face and tiny piggy eyes. Nobody likes him, not one-little bit.
So one day, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot that will give the old blue-faced baboon Victor Hazell the greatest shock of his life - so long as they don't get caught ...

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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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About the author (2018)

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.

Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.

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