Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World
Roald Dahl

Pre-teach the difference between manual and automatic transmission.

Pre-teach the difference between manual and automatic transmission.

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 224
Age Range: 7 and up
Year: 1975
Genre: Realistic

Danny and his father have a very happy life in their old Gypsy caravan. They own a gas station where Danny’s father teachers him how to fix cars and entertains him with his stories.  But one time when Danny wakes up in the middle of the night, his father is not there.  Once his dad lets him in on his secret, they begin planning their greatest adventure yet.

Although this story doesn’t have the typical fantasy and humor of many of Roald Dahl’s other stories, it is an excellent and heartfelt story that shows a strong relationship between a father and son.

-Atalie

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Filed under Age Range: 7 and up, Author: Roald Dahl, Genre: Realistic, Page Count: 200-300, Year: 1970s

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