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Danny the Champion of the World

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Alfred Knopf, 1975, USA.
    • Jonathan Cape, 1975, UK.
  • Illustrated by: Jill Bennett
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Description

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.


Awards

  • Surrey School award (UK 1978)
  • California Young Reader Medal (USA 1979)

Fun Stuff

Danny the Champion of the World Quiz
Danny the Champion of the World Word Find
Danny the Champion of the World Word Find

Teacher Ideas


Covers


Bulgarian Covers – Дани – шампион на света


Czech Covers – Danny, mistr světa


Dutch Covers – Daantje, de wereldkampioen


Estonian Covers – Danny, maailma parim


French Covers – Champion du Monde


Frisian Covers – Lytse Daan, de Wrâldkampioen


Galician Covers – Danny, o campión do mundo


German Covers – Danny oder Die Fasanenjagd


Greek Covers – ΝΤΑΝΙ, Ο ΠΡΩΤΑΘΛΗΤΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ


Korean Covers – 우리의 챔피언 대니


Norwegian Covers


Portuguese Covers – Danny, o Campeão do Mundo


Russian Covers – Дэнни – чемпион мира


Spanish Covers – Danny el campeón del mundo


Vietnamese Covers – Nhà Vô Địch Thế Giới


Welsh Covers – Danny Pencampwr Y Byd