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James and the Giant Peach - Lane Smith, Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140374247 (0140374248)
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Miss Smyly's Library
Miss Smyly's Library rated it
4.0 James and the Giant Peach review
James and the Giant Peach has always been one of my favorite books. I have always enjoyed all of Ronald Dahl's stories. This particular book is about adventure, tragedy, friendship, how to treat others, loyalty, and happy endings. I would use this to teach that you should never judge a book by its c...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 James and the Giant Peach
I read James and the Giant Peach once as a kid, but I listened to the audiobook a lot (cassette, most likely abridged since I don't remember the Cloud Men). If I had read this as an adult there's a lot of ridiculous I wouldn't be able to get past, but I read it as a kid, so I accept the ridiculous p...
Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it
3.0 James and the Giant Peach
James Henry Trotter has been orphaned and sadly forced to leave his happy childhood to live with his Aunts Sponge and Spiker. The aunts are very cruel and resentful and treat James horribly. When a strange man offers James magic crocodile tongues with the promise that something amazing will happen, ...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
3.0 James y el Melocotón Gigante
Only Roald Dahl can make me laugh while describing how James' parents died.
D.G. ~Shameless Reader~
D.G. ~Shameless Reader~ rated it
3.5 Really cute and funny!
Really, really cute story of a child that finds some unusual friends and adventures. I laughed out loud several times, specially with the centipede. If you're going to read this to your children though, just note that at some point the peach is confused with a giant bomb which is something you may w...
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