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ISBN13: 9780142410332
ISBN10: 0142410330
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Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell?

Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. 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.

Synopsis:

annys dad had a secret, but now the secrets out and its going to lead Danny on the adventure of a lifetime.

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing childrens stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant PeachMatildaThe BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

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cyclechick, October 18, 2011 (view all comments by cyclechick)
A teacher read this book to my class when I was an elementary student. I loved it then, and I love it now. My kids are enjoying it very much as well.

When I was a child, I simply enjoyed the story: a boy, his dad, and a fantastic adventure. As an adult, I appreciate the moral ambiguity. It's not about right vs. wrong, but about different shades of right and wrong. Lots of chances to ask your kids "What would you do, and why?"

It's a lovely, gentle story that introduces adult concepts in an intelligent, accessible way. I love everything that Dahl has written, but this remains by far my favorite.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142410332
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Serafinowicz, Peter
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
5.25 x 5.25 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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