Danny the Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl

  • Can you imagine what it would be like living in a caravan like Danny and his Dad? Write a piece about a typical day living in a caravan. What might the routine be? What are some of the positive things? What might some of the negatives be?

  • Do you have any relatives or know people who seem like heroes in your eyes? What are they like or what have they done that make them seem extra special to you? It doesn’t have to be anything amazing. Sometimes very ordinary people and ordinary actions can be amazing.

  • Do you think that Danny would be seen as a champion by every character in the book? Give a version of the story form the point of view of Danny’s Dad. What about from the point of view of Victor Hazell?

  • What do you think about the idea of shooting or hunting for sport? What are some of the reasons that some people might want to do that? What are some of the reasons that other people are so opposed to it?

  • Are there any people in your family or that you know of with special or secret skills like Danny’s Dad and his poaching? Get a classroom list together of family hobbies, pastimes and special talents.