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Danny The Champion Of The World - by Roald Dahl  


This is a children's novel by the famous writer, Roald Dahl.


This is a bit different from the usual books by Dahl which are mostly based on fascinating imaginations about witches, giants and other fantasy creatures. This book is a great read not only for the young souls but equally good for the older ones too. It's the story about a young boy Danny and his dad. Danny has formed a great bond with his father who has cared lovingly and perceptively all his life, after his mother died when he was only four months old.


They live a content life in the gypsy caravan behind the filling station
where his father works. They enjoy themselves together, telling tales to one another, building hot air balloons and working on cars together. But life goes haywire, at the age of nine, for little Danny.


He discovers one of the biggest secrets of his father's life. He learns that his father is a pheasant poacher! That night when he woke up, he discovered that he was all alone at home. Danny trusted his father so much; that he was hiding something from him never even crossed his mind! Thus, he was shocked when he learnt about his father's activities.


He then helps his father in poaching pheasants from the gardens of wicked
Victor Hazell, his arch rival and a wealthy land owner. The story then revolves around how Danny and his dad unfurl their plans. They have to kill many pheasants in two days in order to foil the great hunting event to be held at Hazell’s gardens. Then they become the masterminds behind a wonderfully devised plot ever hatched. Can they pull it off?


An exhilarating read more because it is very realistic than the other novels by Dahl. The story portrays a wonderful family relationship, all about love and faith. Although, poaching still means stealing, Dahl implies that everyone in small towns is attached to it!


I enjoyed reading the book and it is one of my favorites by Dahl
other than "Matilda". I enjoyed this tale much more because of the harsh reality it provided and the excellent storytelling which takes the reader to another world, altogether!


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16 comments

  1. --xh--  

    an intresting read, I am sure. i went to strands bookstall yesterday and picked up some books - hopefully, enough for one month :-D

  2. Meghna  

    Hi Anoop,
    It is certainly interesting, Big Bro. Wow! You did a good bit of "useful" shopping and I'd love to know which books you bought! :D

  3. Meghana  

    trust me i am gonna try this one too :) i havent read it yet .

    Have u read Enid blyton's "the Faraway tree" I have been looking for it like ages !

  4. Meghna  

    Hi Meghana,
    I'm sure you will enjoy it. The faraway Tree is one of my favorites by Blyton. Fantastic imagination and adventure!
    Thanks for dropping by :D

  5. PREETI  

    book suggestion... :)

    will read n get bak on my review too..oh, iv gta already gt bak on the poetry rite? hmmm! :)

  6. vishesh  

    lol :) i don't read much of dahl..but will see if i can find it around me some where ...:)

  7. Meghna  

    Hi Preeti,
    I hope you enjoy reading it and I'm eagerly waiting to read your poem :)

  8. Meghna  

    Hi Vishesh,
    I hope you do find it as it's a great read! :D

  9. Meghana  

    damn,i cant find d book :( faraway tree

  10. Ananya  

    Hi meghna it seems to be an interesting book.I'll go for it.

    well right now i m in 9th standard and my favourite subjects are Maths and Chemistery.

    Like to know about u:)

  11. Meghna  

    Hi Ananya,
    It is an interesting read and I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
    Maths and chemistry...Wow! Good luck with your studies :P

  12. Meghna  

    Hi Meghana,
    Faraway Tree is a great book and so I hope you find it around soon :P

  13. brocasarea  

    good review!!!...

  14. Meghna  

    Hi Pratap,
    Thanks :D

  15. Gavin  

    This book inspired me as a kid. Love it!

  16. rohit  

    Must be an enjoyable read Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.

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