James and the Giant Peach

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 6, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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James and the Giant Peach is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl.

An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine . . .

"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams

***with an exciting look into Roald Dahl's world***

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.

Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

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Absolutely charming prose. - Goodreads
I was disgusted by the books illustrations. - Goodreads
What made me love the book, though, is Dahl's imagery. - Goodreads
Lane Smith's illustrations are simple and relevant. - Goodreads
I like the illustrations in this edition a lot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Yvonne - Goodreads

Ok, I know this book is suppost to be for kids, but I was feeling sentimental the other day and I found this beauty on the internet. Roald Dahl formed a big part of my reading childhood, and I must ... Read full review

Review: James & The Giant Peach (Disney's)

User Review  - Abby - Goodreads

Great book lots of details great for kids Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total UK sales are 55 million worldwide! Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

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