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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach (original 1961; edition 2007)

by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

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A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.
Title:James and the Giant Peach
Authors:Roald Dahl
Other authors:Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin (2007), Paperback, 160 pages
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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (1961)

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Re-visiting a bit of my childhood. I haven’t read this book in years, but I thought it would be nice to introduce it to my seven year old daughter. It’s still funny just like I remember it and it was great seeing my daughters reaction to it. A great book. Has stood the test of time. ( )
  Arkrayder | Feb 19, 2021 |
  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
Silly, silly, silly....& FUN, FUN, FUN!!!! Orphan James unexpectedly finds himself on a magical adventure relieving him of his dreadful existence with 2 awful aunts and allowing him to start a whole new life. Brilliant little children's book that makes young James the hero.....lots of cleverness ensues, mostly the result of James as he and his unlikely travel mates conquer their fears through teamwork, respect for differences and just plain fun. Dahl is truly unique.....there is always a touch of dark over in the corner....it does not dominate, but it is always there. Totally enjoyed this! ( )
  jeffome | Dec 19, 2020 |
James and the Giant Peach is a classic children’s book, a story about a young boy who lives a miserable life after the loss of his parents. James, the young boy, goes on a journey inside a giant peach with a motey crew of insects that act like humans. I have always loved this story, because it inspired me to never back down from pursuing things and friends that bring me happiness, and to not give up home. ( )
  KimCross72 | Nov 20, 2020 |
James is stuck in an abusive home with his two aunts. He escapes by a big magical peach and he finds some friends in it. On the journey they find themselves fighting hungry sharks but james reacts quick and gets 501 seagulls to fly the giant peach across the ocean. Eventually they make it to New York City where they all find sucess.
  savannahnoel | Nov 15, 2020 |
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Roald Dahlprimary authorall editionscalculated
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burkert, Nancy EkholmIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irons, JeremyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life.
And sometimes, if you were very lucky, you would find the Old-Green-Grasshopper in there as well, resting peacefully in a chair before the fire, or perhaps it would be the Ladybug who had dropped in for a cup of tea and gossip, or the Centipede to show off a new batch of particularly elegant boots that he had just acquired.
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A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.

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James escapes his aunts
on board a giant peach with
huge, friendly insects.

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