Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
Lewis Carrolls brilliantly timeless talesin 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 talesfilled with sparkling wordplay and unbridled imaginationbalance joyous nonsense with poignant moments of longing for the lost innocence of childhood.
About the Author
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests - in mathematics, logic, photography, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.
As all Carroll admirers know, his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.
The Alice books are but one example of his wide ranging authorship. The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today's students. Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.
The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.Charlie Lovett is a writer, a teacher, and a playwright. He and his wife split their time between Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Kingham, Oxfordshire, in England.