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James and the Giant Peach

By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 146 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 August 2007
From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends--Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!

About the Author

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World's No.1 storyteller. Sir Quentin Blake, the first-ever Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated nearly 300 books, including most of Roald Dahl's children's books. He lives in London.

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Gr 3-6-The classic children's book by Roald Dahl ( Knopf, 1961) receives royal treatment in this terrific audiobook production. James Henry Trotter, a poor orphan, is being raised by two horrible aunts. Magic crystals change his humdrum existence, and soon he is off on a great adventure on a giant peach with new friends who are, to say the least, unique. There are sharks, seagulls, and irate cloud people to add interest along the way and, of course, Dahl's irreverent poetry. The story has always been a crowd-pleaser, and Jeremy Irons does more than read the story-he performs it. Each character has a unique voice, aptly suiting each personality, and Irons tells the story with humor and energy. Fans of Dahl will not be disappointed in this briskly paced tale that is a delight from beginning to end.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Lane Smith trades stinky cheese for fantastic fruit with his black-and-white illustrations for Roald Dahl's classic 1961 novel, James and the Giant Peach. The reissue is timed to coincide with the release of the Disney animated motion picture based on Smith's suitably subversive visual interpretation.

"This newly-illustrated edition of an avowed children's favorite has all the makings of a classic match-up: Milne had Shepard, Carroll had Tenniel, and now Dahl has Smith...author and illustrator were made for each other, and it's of little consequence that it took almost 35 years for them to meet" --"Kirkus."

EAN: 9780142410363
ISBN: 0142410365
Publisher: Puffin Books
Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 1.27 centimetres (0.14 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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5 of 5 Stars! '

James is an opressed youngster who has never really enjoyed his life, until one day when he drops some magic crystals by an old peach tree - and all of a sudden it is as big as a house. When he enters into the peach he is greatly surprised by who he finds inside... and the adventure is only just beginning as the peach breaks free from the tree and starts its voyage away from misery and on to freedom for James... Highly recommended

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5 of 5 Stars! '

Good buy, speedy delivery, totally satisfied - thank you

 

5 of 5 Stars! '

I got this for my daughters birthday and she absoluterly loves it what better recomendation do you need than that she has become a Roald Dahl fan and has several of his books now and wants more a great way to get children reading.

 

5 of 5 Stars! '

Great book, arrived promptly, we now have the whole Roald Dahl collection.

 
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