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James and the Giant Peach

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A little magic can take you a long way.

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!

Synopsis:

It's the 50th anniversary of James and the Giant Peach! Come celebrate and join James Trotter and his friendsÑGrasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider - on an adventure inside a giant magical peach.

Synopsis:

James Trotter loses his parents in a horrible accident and is forced to live-miserably-with his two wicked aunts. Then James is given some magic crystals that give him hope. But when he accidentally spills these crystals on an old peach tree, strange things begin to happen. A peach starts to grow and grow until James is able to climb inside and escape his awful aunts! And through this adventure, he makes some interesting friends, including Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider, and Centipede, and finally finds a place where he belongs.

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing childrens stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant PeachMatildaThe BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141304670
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Illustrations:
Blake, Quentin
Illustrator:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Rhind-Tutt, Julian
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20130725
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.80x5.06x.43 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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It's the 50th anniversary of James and the Giant Peach! Come celebrate and join James Trotter and his friendsÑGrasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider - on an adventure inside a giant magical peach.

"Synopsis" by ,
James Trotter loses his parents in a horrible accident and is forced to live-miserably-with his two wicked aunts. Then James is given some magic crystals that give him hope. But when he accidentally spills these crystals on an old peach tree, strange things begin to happen. A peach starts to grow and grow until James is able to climb inside and escape his awful aunts! And through this adventure, he makes some interesting friends, including Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider, and Centipede, and finally finds a place where he belongs.

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