Danny the Champion of the World
by Roald Dahl
In BriefNine-year-old Danny discovers his father has a secret: he loves poaching pheasants. Together they devise a plan to outwit the mean local landowner, and poach a record-breaking 200 pheasants in one go. All they will need are some sleeping pills, loads of raisins, and a large pram.
Why you should read itA delightful book that brings the idyll of a childhood in rural England to life. A magical plot that is witty and captivating for adults and children alike.