Danny, the Champion of the World

Danny, the Champion of the World

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A young English boy describes his relationship with his father and the special adventure they share together
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2007
Copyright Date: ©1975
ISBN: 9780142410332
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Dahl, R 2007
Characteristics: 205 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 6.0 5007
Additional Contributors: Blake, Quentin


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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.

May 29, 2011

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

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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Sep 14, 2011

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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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