A revised edition of the story of Danny and his father who outwit their greedy, rich neighbour, Mr Victor Hazell.
It is also hugely touching as we see Danny's relationship to his Father develop. The sparky, enthusiastic and loving Father is an absolute joy to read about. Roald Dahl never had a Father himself (he died when he was young) and the figure in this book is obviously his ideal figure. I reread this book recently and I went for a walk though the autumn countryside afterwards because of it. It made me remember some important things that matter about life that I'd previously forgotten when I was lost under adult work and bills to pay. It left me profoundly affected.
The message at the end about what a Father should be should be a message to us all.
This is the most sensitive and well written of all Roald Dahl's children's books. It is also hugely funny. I feel so lucky to have been able to read Roald Dahl as a child. All children will love this book.
It is a boy's dream to be taught things by his father. School can wait. Much more fun to learn with dad.
One day when my father was busy working on the boat he was making for me. I had to go to school and I desperately wanted to help him. I pleaded with him and eventually he said I could stay and help that day.
I was Danny for that day - the most memorable of my childhood.
You won't hear a peep out of your child with this classic story of a father and son's adventures. It will be read and re-read for generations.
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