James and the Giant Peach

Ever since James’s parents were devoured by a stampeding rhinoceros, he’s lived miserably with two unspeakably horrible aunts. Then one day a mysterious stranger appears with a bag of crocodile tongues. So begins a miraculous journey of dreams… James finds himself inside a giant peach with the strangest friends for company: an enormous Spider, a very musical Grasshopper, a kindly Glow-Worm, and a Centipede with a hundred boots to take on and off! And that’s not all: the peach is moving! Taking readers right across the Atlantic Ocean with a host of motley characters, this Roald Dahl classic is simply not to be missed.

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  • I love this book because it is a adventure and fantasy and I like fantasy books. I would a point this book to people who like Roald Dahl books. This book is about a boy called James Henry Potter, he lives with his to lazy, greedy and most mean and horrible aunties, they make him do everything and poor James is a orphan. So this is a very good book ,so please give it a go.

    21 March 2014

  • This is about a boy called James who gets stuck inside a giant peach.

    9 March 2014

  • Love this book its weird how out of evetything u would chose a peach a giant peach. I think roald dhal has a very good imagination

    8 March 2014

  • This book is ok however i found it boring at some points.

    8 March 2014

  • Funny book but I felt pity on James when he was with his aunts

    8 March 2014

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!


    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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