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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach (original 1961; edition 1996)

by Roald Dahl (Author)

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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 (Author)
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (1996), Edition: First Edition, 144 pages
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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (1961)

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This is the first book I remember reading on my own and I’ve been haunted almost my entire life by the fact that the Ladybug married the (human) Head of the Fire Department and raised her four hundred children with him. Spoiler? Spoiler. ( )
  jobinsonlis | May 11, 2021 |
James travels through a giant peach to avoid his aunts and goes on an adventure ( )
  VictorTran | Apr 19, 2021 |
This book is about a young boy who grows a giant peach and the adventure he embarks on with his peach. ( )
  virreyes7 | Apr 19, 2021 |
This book is geared towards older elementary students.

This book discusses a young boy who travels in a giant peach to New York City with his insect friends to escape his evil aunts and live out his late mother and fathers dream. This story shows how important friendship really is.

I would use this book to go chapter by chapter and talk about the different themes seen in each chapter. It could also be used to talk about friendship and how friends help through hard times. ( )
  cbrown19 | Mar 4, 2021 |
I absolutely loved this book. It follows the story of a young boy named James as he goes through life after losing his parents and finds a place to call home. This book is good to show students that no matter what there will always be a place where they are loved and they are never alone. And also the importance of independence and perseverance. ( )
  RaeganZuyus | Mar 1, 2021 |
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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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