James and the Giant Peach Book

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. Read More

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    DIFFERENT OFFER (see description & picture by BookGems): Edition Puffin Books, reissued with new illustrations, 2007. The new and unread book remains in very good condition throughout. Prompt dispatch from UK.

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    A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller Roald Dahl! Exciting bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. The hugely popular story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends. Roald Dahl the best-loved of children's writers was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head" sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

  • Blackwell

    Tells the story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends. A true genius ...Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams The hugely popular story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of...

  • Foyles

    James Trotter is a lonely orphan boy living with his horrible guardian aunts until the day when something magical happens .....

  • 0141346310
  • 9780141346311
  • Roald Dahl
  • 7 February 2013
  • Puffin
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 160
  • Re-issue

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