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James and the Giant Peach: A Play

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ISBN13: 9780142407912
ISBN10: 0142407917
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Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories?

From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you dont yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl. Sure to captivate and delight you, the boyhood antics of this master storyteller are not to be missed!

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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 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.

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What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?

To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day the Greggs go too far, and the little girl turns her Magic Finger on them. When she's very, very angry, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She really cant control it, and now it's turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that's just the beginning of their problems….

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Who needs a ladder when youve got a giraffe with an extended neck?

The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn't. They dont need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break—a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! Thats exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams.

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Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was one of the most beloved storytellers of all time.

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sonyatichkowsky, October 8, 2012 (view all comments by sonyatichkowsky)
The beautiful story "James and the Giant Peach" has many creditentials for creating a wonderful play for students. The classic story has many characters which would allow all students to have a part. Another way you can incorporate this book is by spliting the play into separate parts. So, that students can perform different scenes. Which would benefit a larger classroom to have a chance to perform. This book is an excellent teaching resourse for the classroom.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142407912
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
George, Richard R.
Adapted by:
George, Richard R.
Adapted:
George, Richard R.
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Plays
Subject:
Children's plays, American
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Drama
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.97x4.90x.28 in. .18 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 224 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142407912 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?

To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day the Greggs go too far, and the little girl turns her Magic Finger on them. When she's very, very angry, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She really cant control it, and now it's turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that's just the beginning of their problems….

"Synopsis" by ,
Who needs a ladder when youve got a giraffe with an extended neck?

The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn't. They dont need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break—a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! Thats exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams.

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