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James and the Giant Peach

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Staff Pick

"Magic green pills spill, accidentally, onto the ground beneath a peach tree. A peach appears overnight, the only fruit the tree has ever produced; by morning, it's swollen to the size of a houseboat, and soon enough James Henry Trotter is climbing aboard for the ride of his life. If John Lennon had written a full-length children's story instead of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," this would be it. Even the ending is true: The English orphan boy finds happiness in a home near his magical friends in New York's Central Park. I love this book: the story, the drawings [by Lane Smith], the characters, and most of all the adventure."
Recommended by Dave, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

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.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679880905
Author:
Smith, Lane
Author:
Smith, Lane
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.63x6.35x.68 in. .71 lbs.
Age Level:
06-12

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Product details 144 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780679880905 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"Magic green pills spill, accidentally, onto the ground beneath a peach tree. A peach appears overnight, the only fruit the tree has ever produced; by morning, it's swollen to the size of a houseboat, and soon enough James Henry Trotter is climbing aboard for the ride of his life. If John Lennon had written a full-length children's story instead of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," this would be it. Even the ending is true: The English orphan boy finds happiness in a home near his magical friends in New York's Central Park. I love this book: the story, the drawings [by Lane Smith], the characters, and most of all the adventure."

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