Danny the Champion of the World

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Blake, Quentin
By (author): Dahl, Roald
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10
  JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
  JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Published: August 2007
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.75in x 5.01in x 0.61in
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From The Publisher*Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell?

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.
From The Publisher*

Danny and his father live in an old gypsy caravan behind a filling-station, in the middle of the countryside. Danny thinks his father is "the most marvellous and exciting any boy ever had" but is shocked to discover that he has a deep, dark secret. Danny's father is a poacher — in the thick of night, he goes into Hazell's Wood to poach pheasants from the tyrannical Victor Hazell. As Mr. Hazell prepares to host the biggest shoot of the season, Danny and his father hatch a plan to poach all the pheasants from the woods.

Biographical NoteRoald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant PeachMatildaThe BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com