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James and the Giant Peach: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio)by Roald Dahl
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A stunning 50th-anniversary deluxe edition of Roald Dahls beloved James and the Giant Peach, featuring
—a new introduction by Aimee Bender, the New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
—cover art by the award-winning cartoonist Jordan Crane
—the original interior art from the 1961 first edition
—French flaps and deckle-edge paper
Roald Dahl's perennial bestseller about a boy's magical journey across the sea, James and the Giant Peach, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2011. When James, a boy stuck living with his cantankerous aunts, is given magic crystals by a sympathetic wizard, he accidentally drops them at the foot of the peach tree outside his house, causing one of the fruits to grow the size of a house. Inside he finds oversized insects who promise him deliverance from his aunts, and soon the giant peach is rolling downhill, bound for the Atlantic Ocean and beyond on a magnificent adventure that will take James and his new friends far indeed.
Lewis Carrolls brilliantly timeless tales—in a deluxe 150th-anniversary edition
Original, experimental, and unparalleled in their charm, Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There have enchanted readers for generations. The topsy-turvy dream worlds of Wonderland and the Looking-Glass realm are full of the unexpected: A baby turns into a pig, time stands still at a mad” tea-party, and a chaotic game of chess turns seven-year-old Alice into a queen. These unforgettable tales—filled with sparkling wordplay and unbridled imagination—balance joyous nonsense with poignant moments of longing for the lost innocence of childhood.
It's the 50th anniversary of James and the Giant Peach Come celebrate and join James Trotter and his friends?Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider - on an adventure inside a giant magical peach.
About the Author
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) is the author of such enduringly popular novels as The BFG, The Witches, Matilda, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Aimee Bender is the bestselling author of the novels The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and An Invisible Sign of My Own and the story collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and Willful Creatures. She lives in Los Angeles.
Jordan Crane is an illustrator, author, and cartoonist who collaborated with McSweeney's on a collection of essays by novelist Michael Chabon in 2008. He lives in Los Angeles.
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