Danny the Champion of the World
"Danny the Champion of the World" by Roald Dahl is the much-loved tale of how Danny and his father outwitted the mean Mr Victor Hazell. Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Life is happy and peaceful in their gipsy caravan, until one day Danny... show more
"Danny the Champion of the World" by Roald Dahl is the much-loved tale of how Danny and his father outwitted the mean Mr Victor Hazell. Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Life is happy and peaceful in their gipsy caravan, until one day Danny discovers his dad has been breaking the law. What's more, soon Danny has to join his father as they attempt to pull off a daring and devilish plot against horrible, red-faced Mr Victor Hazell..."A true genius ...Roald Dahl is my hero". David Walliams Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.
Publish date: October 1st 2009
Publisher: Puffin Bks
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
One of Roald Dahl's less weird books, similar to Esio Trot. Parts are funny, parts are ridiculous, and I will never love it as much as the ones I read as a child (which are of course much more funny and more ridiculous).
Since I did not find this book as humorous as I did with his other books, I found Danny's dad an irresponsible. How can he teach his kid to poach, to commit a crime. Unfortunately, this book, in spite of being one of his popular children books, is not as funny and his characters are not as memorable...
Rapscallions of the worst kind!BWahahahahahahaha!
Just the kind of book only Roald Dahl could write. Really really funny!
Fantastic book for kids! So imaginative and creative. Easy read that children will find delightful!Roald Dahl is always brilliant! His stories and rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! Such a great way to entertain children and get them interested in reading!