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James and the Giant Peach (1961)

by Roald Dahl, Big

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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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I vaguely remember reading this as a kid and I didn't like it much. Reading it again - I still don't like it. It was alright but nothing much happens and there was no real connection to the characters. I just didn't care what happened to any of them. Still, I'm not the target audience. This book was weird though, the language was more sophisticated than most kids books use and it was pretty blunt - I mean the aunts get squished and are left "lifeless". Doesn't particularly seem kid friendly. 1.5 stars. It's readable and I did like the poems. Just not my cup of tea. ( )
  funstm | Sep 27, 2023 |
9/10, I really loved this one, I could read this one again later. ( )
  Law_Books600 | Sep 19, 2023 |
Good story. ( )
  mykl-s | Aug 12, 2023 |
This was a fun and imaginative adventure! I enjoyed the unusual characters and how they developed distinct, fitting personalities upon growing. It was delightful how they interacted kindly with poor James and were unusually cooperative with each other. I love children's books that not only entrance young readers but capture and keep the attention of adult readers just as effectively. This is one of those books! ( )
  REGoodrich | Jun 22, 2023 |
Roald Dahl books don’t need me to review them, you likely already know if you are in favor of your children ready these.

Spicy, sometimes unkind, Roald Dahl is not for everyone but I do personally enjoy his books.
  FamiliesUnitedLL | Jun 13, 2023 |
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Roald Dahlprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bigmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burkert, Nancy EkholmIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clark, Emma ChichesterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irons, JeremyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rhind-Tutt, JulianNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, LaneIllustratorsecondary 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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