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Title:      James and the Giant Peach
Categories:      Junior Green
BookID:      90
Authors:      Roald Dahl
ISBN-10(13):      0141346310
Publisher:      Puffin
Publication date:      2013-01-01
Edition:      Re-issue
Number of pages:      0
Language:      Not specified
Price:      4.22 USD
Rating:      4.5 
Picture:      cover

When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. After three years he becomes "the saddest and loneliest boy you could find". Then one day, a wizened old man in a dark-green suit gives James a bag of magic crystals that promise to reverse his misery forever. When James accidentally spills the crystals on his aunts' withered peach tree, he sets the adventure in motion. From the old tree a single peach grows, and grows, and grows some more, until finally James climbs inside the giant fruit and rolls away from his despicable aunts to a whole new life. James befriends an assortment of hilarious characters, including Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider and Centipede--each with his or her own song to sing. Roald Dahl's rich imagery and amusing characters ensure that parents will not tire of reading this classic aloud, which they will no doubt be called to do over and over again! We'll just come right out and say it ... James and the Giant Peach is one of the finest children's books ever written.

Lily - age 8
2015-09-30 18:05:34

I liked it when James fell in a hole and landed in the peach. It’s a good book and there are lots of funny parts

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