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Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World( )
Author: Dahl, Roald
Illustrator: Blake, Quentin
ISBN:978-0-425-29008-8
Publication Date:Sep 2017
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint:Puffin Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including color interior text and illustrations! From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda comes the story of a boy, his dad, and a daring expedition. Just as important, it's the story of the love between a father and his son. Danny has a life that any boy would love--his home is a...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 7.81 x 0.87 Inches
Book Weight:0.688 Pounds
Author Biography
Dahl, Roald (Author)


Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946).

Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details.

Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, The BFG was made into a movie in July 2017, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

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