Danny, the Champion of the World

Danny, the Champion of the World

Book - 1994
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A portrayal of the relationship between a father and son. A wonderful mechanic, a brilliant story-teller, a genius at kites, Danny thinks his is the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had. When he is nine, he discovers that his father has a secret that leads them on a dangerous and thrilling adventure.
Publisher: London : Cape, 1994.
Branch Call Number: YOUNGER FICTION
Characteristics: 223 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Blake, Quentin 1932-


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Aug 24, 2020

really good plot line and story telling.

Apr 26, 2020

Really great plot line and character development. Roald Dahl ensures the reader has a lot of fun with this book. A terrific read.

Nov 07, 2019

B 8 - 12Y : 770L : 202 pages

STPL_Crystal Sep 19, 2019

One of Roald Dahl's lesser known titles, but one of my absolute favourites. There is still lots of humour in this book, but it reads more like realistic fiction instead of his usual fantasy.

Apr 23, 2017

Always a classic.

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.

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!

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.

Mar 15, 2012

Ok Book

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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Jul 11, 2012

will other people see it?

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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