James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


Illustrator: Jordan Crane
Illustrator: Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Introduction by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143106340
  • 160 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A stunning 50th-anniversary deluxe edition of Roald Dahl’s beloved James and the Giant Peach, featuring
—a new introduction by Aimee Bender, the New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
—cover art by the award-winning cartoonist Jordan Crane
—the original interior art from the 1961 first edition
—French flaps and deckle-edge paper

Roald Dahl’s perennial bestseller about a boy’s magical journey across the sea, James and the Giant Peach, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2011. When James, a boy stuck living with his cantankerous aunts, is given magic crystals by a sympathetic wizard, he accidentally drops them at the foot of the peach tree outside his house, causing one of the fruits to grow the size of a house. Inside he finds oversized insects who promise him deliverance from his aunts, and soon the giant peach is rolling downhill, bound for the Atlantic Ocean and beyond on a magnificent adventure that will take James and his new friends far indeed.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl, Illustrator: Jordan Crane, Illustrator: Nancy Ekholm Burkert, Introduction by: Aimee Bender

Praise

"This newly-illustrated edition of an avowed children’s favorite has all the makings of a classic match-up: Milne had Shepard, Carroll had Tenniel, and now Dahl has Smith…author and illustrator were made for each other, and it’s of little consequence that it took almost 35 years for them to meet" –Kirkus.  

Series

Penguin Classics Deluxe
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
George Eliot
Mary Karr
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Jane Austen
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