Danny The Champion Of The WorldConsumer Rating
- Number of Pages: 224
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. Danny has a life any boy would love— his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master automobile mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind possibly the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner having a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years.
"My father, with out the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had. His father has raised him on his own, ever since Danny's mother died when he was four months old. Danny is right up to Roald Dahl's impishly brilliant standards. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner getting a bad attitude."Danny feels very lucky. Life is peaceful and wonderful. An intense and beautiful father-son relationship is balanced with sublegal high jinks which will have even the most rigid law-abider rooting them on. Can they pull it off? till he turns 9 and discovers his father's a single vice. He adores his life with his father, living in a gypsy caravan, listening to his stories, tending their gas station, puttering about the workshop, and occasionally taking off to fly home-built gas balloons and kites. Dahl's inimitable way with words leaves the reader simultaneously satisfied and itching for more. If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. (Ages 9 to 13) --Emilie Coulter
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