James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach


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Format
Paperback
Price
$7.99
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140374247
  • 144 Pages
  • Puffin
  • 6 – 8

Overview

A little magic can take you a long way…

Roald Dahl was a champion of the underdog and all things little—in this case, an orphaned boy oppressed by two nasty, self-centered aunts. How James escapes his miserable life with the horrible aunts and becomes a hero is a Dahlicious fantasy of the highest order. You will never forget resourceful little James and his new family of magically overgrown insects—a ladybug, a spider, a grasshopper, a glowworm, a silkworm, and the chronic complainer, a centipede with a hundred gorgeous shoes. Their adventures aboard a luscious peach as large as a house take them across the Atlantic Ocean, through waters infested with peach-eating sharks and skies inhabited by malevolent Cloudmen, to a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

This happily ever after contemporary fairy tale is a twentieth-century classic that every child deserves to know. And Lane Smith’s endearingly funny illustrations are a perfect match for the text.

“All the gruesome imagery of old-fashioned fairy tales and a good measure of their breathtaking delight.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A stunning book, to be cherished for its story, a superb fantasy.” —The Chicago Tribune


“The most original fantasy that has been published in a long time…[it] may well become a classic.” —San Francisco Chronicle
James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl, Illustrator: Lane Smith

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