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Book Title: Danny, The Champion Of The World

Details: Author: Dahl, Roald

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN-13: 9780224083911

Number of pages: 272

Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.8 x 18.4 cm

Retail Price: €12.49

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Danny lives with his dad in an old gipsy caravan behind a filling-station. Danny's dad is the best - a wonderful mechanic, a brilliant storyteller and a genius at kites. But, as we all learn as we get older, grown-ups can be complicated creatures, and so it is that one day, when he is nine years old, Danny discovers that his dad has a deep, dark secret. It is a secret that is just about to lead them on a dangerous and thrilling adventure...

Amazon Review
: "My father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had". Danny feels very lucky. He adores his life with his father, living in a gypsy caravan, listening to his stories, tending their gas station, puttering around the workshop, and occasionally taking off to fly home-built gas balloons and kites. His father has raised him on his own, ever since Danny's mother died when he was four months old. Life is peaceful and wonderful ... Until he turns 9 and discovers his father's one vice. 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. Danny is right up to Roald Dahl's impishly brilliant standards. An intense and beautiful father-son relationship is balanced with subtle escapades that will have even the most rigid law-abider rooting them on. Dahl's inimitable way with words leaves the reader simultaneously satisfied and itching for more. (Ages 9 to 13) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
"David Wood's ingenious adaptation... The rapture shown by Dad and Danny when they succeed is lovely to behold." Jeremy Kingston, The Times "... As fine a piece of theatre for young people as one could hope to see... Moving, uplifting, funny and fast-moving... Captures the spirit of Dahl's work in a highly persuasive and heartwarming manner." www.theatrewales.co.uk" --This text refers to the Paperback edition."

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