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This is an auction for DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD by Roald Dahl .

Illustrated by Quentin Blake.

*** This book is on sale in New Zealand NOW. The Recommended Retail Price is $17.99. ***

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"DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD is a 1975 children's book by Roald Dahl. The plot centers on a young English boy (Danny) and his father, William, who live in a Gypsy vardo fixing cars for a living and partake in poaching pheasants. The story is based on Dahl's adult short story "Champion of the World" which appears in Claud's Dog . . . Protagonist Danny, since his mother's death, has lived with his father in a Gypsy caravan, where the father operated a filling station and garage, which alone of the surrounding land is not owned by the unpleasant local landlord, Victor Hazell. When Mr. Hazell threatens Danny without cause, Danny's father refuses to serve him; whereafter several inspectors visit the station, presumably at Mr. Hazell's direction. When Danny is nine years old, he discovers that his father has habitually taken part in poaching pheasants from Mr. Hazell's estate. Danny's father then reveals methods of poaching, by placing a raisin inside a "Sticky Hat" (a piece of paper rolled into a cone, with glue inside), so that the pheasant cannot flee, and by having a horse's tailhair, threaded through a raisin, cause the raisin (upon swallowing) to become lodged in the pheasant's throat. This in turn causes the pheasant to become preoccupied with trying to swallow the raisin, so that a poacher can easily catch it . . . "

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Penguin paperback 2013.

214 pages.

Brand new (unread) condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

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