From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!
After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!
Lane Smith trades stinky cheese for fantastic fruit with his black-and-white illustrations for Roald Dahl's classic 1961 novel, James and the Giant Peach. The reissue is timed to coincide with the release of the Disney animated motion picture based on Smith's suitably subversive visual interpretation.
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This Book was an amazing book for children and I love all of the adventure also I enjoy all the great lessons learned from this book. I would definitely recommend this book to teachers and children. If you were looking for a quick and easy read this is the book to look for it is easy but still very exciting.
James and the Giant Peach
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love Roald Dahl. His books, especially Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and George’s Marvelous Medicine are fantastic, witty and throughly entertaining. James and the Giant Peach is one of his...less impressive books. The humor is crude, the language is bad, and it’s just kind of disgusting overall. Don’t let Roald Dahl be ruined for you by reading this awful book like he was for me.
About half of my class did not enjoy this book because of the negative language and the poor choice of words between characters. The other half of my students enjoyed the book because it was entertaining.