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James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
James and the Giant Peach
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Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film).  How James escapes from his miserable... show more
Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film).  How James escapes from his miserable life with two nasty aunts and becomes a hero to his new insect family, including Miss Spider, the Old-Green-Grasshopper, the Centipede (with his 21 pairs of gorgeous boots), is Dahl-icious fantasy at its best"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.  From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375814242 (0375814248)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 160
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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