Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World

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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG !

Danny has a life any boy would love--his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world.
Publisher: New York, NY : Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1978.
Edition: Paperback ed.
ISBN: 9780142410332
Characteristics: 196 pages ; illustrated.
Additional Contributors: Blake, Quentin

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TheeAvebury
Apr 23, 2017

Always a classic.

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JanaEads
Apr 04, 2017

My 10-year old son is a fan of Roald Dahl's books (who isn't!) so he was eager to read this one. It was funny. I was disappointed, though, (from what he told me about the book) that this really is just a story about revenge and does not seem to challenge the reader to higher virtues. It is fine, but I won't suggest my other kids read it.

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amyrk2
Jun 15, 2014

The last encounter I had with this story, was long ago in 4th grade. Our teacher read it to us and further sparked my love of brilliant adventure novels.

I just finished it after two evenings and am surprised to say that I had to tear myself away so I could get some sleep. Dahl is a master of making the reader care about his characters, taking you up and down as the story flows.

A gorgeous read, and something I'll purchase to read to my children (and anyone else interested).

Thank you SPL!

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niku1234
Aug 07, 2013

Roald Dahl's books are really something different. Words cannot explain the unbelievably delightful plots, adventures and situations that go on in Dahl's stories. Having had the pleasure of reading ALL of them, I am once again well impressed.

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2seebooks
Mar 15, 2012

Ok Book

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jgrnlees
Sep 14, 2011

This is a wonderful story, which is something I'm learning is no surprise when it comes to the stories of Roald Dahl. Danny lives alone with his father (his mother died when he was just a baby) and the relationship they share is so loving and touching to read about. It was great to see the two of them get the best of the mean old landowner. One of the bedtime stories Danny's dad tells him is about the Big Friendly Giant, who gets his own story told in a separate book.

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L52U
May 29, 2011

Great book! Just like almost every Roald Dahl books, a kid does a great triumph, usually against an evil adult.

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Librarianne
Aug 11, 2010

This is one of my favorite Roald Dahl books, but of the Roald Dahl books I suggest to people it seems to be lesser known. If you like Roald Dahl, give it a shot. When I was a kid, it made for a decent book report, too.

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red_squirrel_57 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Sep 14, 2011

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Jamesrox123xyz
Jul 11, 2012

will other people see it?

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jgrnlees
Sep 14, 2011

p 205: "What I have been trying so hard to tell you all along is simply that my father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had."

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