James and the Giant Peach



When James Accidentally Drops Some Magic Crystals By The Old Peach Tree, Strange Things Start To Happen The Peach At The Top Of The Tree Begins To Grow, And Before Long It S As Big As A House When James Discovers A Secret Entranceway Into The Fruit And Crawls Inside, He Meets Wonderful New Friends The Old Green Grasshopper, The Dainty Ladybug, And The Centipede Of The Multiple Boots After Years Of Feeling Like An Outsider In His Aunts House, James Finally Found A Place Where He Belongs With A Snip Of The Stem, The Peach Household Starts Rolling Away And The Adventure Begins Roald Dahl S First And Most Widely Celebrated Book For Young People Continues To Thrill Readers Around The World This Is A Stunning Book To Be Cherished For Its Story, A Superb Fantasy Chicago Tribune A Beautifully Written, Fantastic Book Christian Science MonitorJames and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940 s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authors.Dahl s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C S Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake The story, about his wartime adv Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940 s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authors.Dahl s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C S Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for 900, and propelled him into a career as a writer Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.His first children s book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943 Dahl went on to create some of the best loved children s stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper s, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world wide acclaim Dahl wrotethan 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You in 1959, for the story The Landlady and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on Skin

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  • Hardcover
  • 146 pages
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Roald Dahl
  • English
  • 07 April 2017
  • 0375814248

10 thoughts on “James and the Giant Peach

  1. says:

    For a brief period in my childhood, I was obsessed with this After seeing the trailer, I noticed that the movie trailer tie in edition was available in the next month s book order form so I had to have it to read before I saw it.Then I saw the movie and of course, really loved it It was whimsical and visually appealing, even if it did deviate from the source material in parts.I even remember wanting to only eat and drink peach stuff for a while, and since it was the 90 s I had to have my Snapp For a brief period in my childhood, I was obsessed with this After seeing the trailer, I noticed that the movie trailer tie in edition was available in the next month s book order form so I had to have it to read before I saw it.Then I saw the movie and of course, really loved it It was whimsical and visually appealing, even if it did deviate from the sour...

  2. says:

    When I was in third grade, the first great crush of my life, Scott Murphy, stood up on the picnic table outside of the trailer that housed my third grade class and instead of reading his lines James words from his paperback copy while we were all trying to rehearse the chapter we were supposed to present to the entire class the next day, he performed the most passionate version of Paradise City by Guns N Roses that I have ever seen.To this day, I love Gun N Roses, I love Scott Murphy, a When I was in third grade, the first great crush of my life, Scott Murphy, stood up on the picnic table outside of the trailer that housed my third grade class and instead of reading his lines James words from his paperback copy while we were all trying to rehearse the chapter we were supposed to present to the entire class the next day, he performed the most passionate version of Paradise City by Guns N Roses that I have ever seen.To this day, I love Gun N Roses, I love Scott M...

  3. says:

    As always, Roald Dahl spins the most fantastic wonderful tales for children and James and the Giant Peach is up there with his greatest ones It is also a wonderful animated film Don t deprive your children of fantastic stories such as this one there are one in a million

  4. says:

    James and the Giant Peach B A N N E D Recently I joined the Banned Books group and one of the group reads for this month was James and the Giant Peach I m sure there are many GR readers who have read a Roald Dahl book and or seen a movie adaptation of one of his books If you have, then you would know that Dahl has consistently written stories that entertain children with morals and life lessons that even adults can appreciate So why was this book banned Let s first take a look at what Jame James and the Giant Peach B A N N E D Recently I joined the Banned Books group and one of the group reads for this month was James and the Giant Peach I m sure there are many GR readers who have read a Roald Dahl book and or seen a movie adaptation of one of his books If you have, then you would know that Dahl has consistently written stories that entertain children with morals and life lessons that even adults can appreciate So why was this book banned Let s first take a look...

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    James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl 1997 1375 133 9644713117 1379 150 James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl 1997 1375 133 9644713117 1379 150 9649279016 1381 112 9643580350 1382 131 9643057038 1385 196 964849746 1390 245 9789643696641 1392 176 9786006767314 1393 170 9786009380626

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    2017 is the year of reading Roald Dahl for me I m trying to read all his books that I can get my hands on plus reread all the books I ve previously read of his When I read this book a very long time ago I rated in 3 stars I think as an adult I enjoyed reading this bookthan I did as a child James accidentally drops some magic crystals by an old peach tree This causes the peach at the top of the tree to grow huge James enters the fruit and meets some new friends a grasshopper, Ladyb 2017 is the year of reading Roald Dahl for me I m tryin...

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    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. James Henry Trotter is forced to live with his dreadful Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker after his beloved parents are killed in a tragic incident with a rhinoceros There s no place as dreary and lonely as the house atop the hill where he lives with his aunts James suspects his bad luck will change after a mysterious man arrives and offers him a bag of magic crystals The way in...

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    Book ReviewJames and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is a very creative story built for everyone of all ages to enjoy I think of it as a cross between 3 things 1 Dr Seuss, 2 Jack and the Beanstalk and 3 Harry Potter 4 of 5 stars to this lovely keepsake.I had to read this book, when it s my namesake, James But the similarities end there James parents have passed away and he lives with his awful aunt and uncle A mysterious man gives him a package which helps him grow this giant peaBook ReviewJames and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is a very creative story built for everyone of all ages to enjoy I th...

  9. says:

    I have always been taught to start at the beginning, which seemed like sage advice when I wanted to explore some of the children s stories that Roald Dahl crafted over his long and illustrious career Choosing this work, apparently his first stab at children s literature, proved highly entertaining and a wonderful way to spend a few hours After an accident claims the life of his parents, young James Henry Trotter is sent to live with his wicked aunts, facing a period of miserable adjustment Wh I have always been taught to start at the beginning, which seemed like sage advice when I wanted to explore some of the children s stories that Roald Dahl crafted over his long...

  10. says:

    The title says it all a boy and his oversized fruit, out for adventures and mayhem From what I remember as a child and I had only ever watched the movie , there s a giant fruit, several slightly scary bugs of questionable character and green glowy wormy things.As I finally read the book, my scattered memories fell into place James lives with two terrible old women whose main form of parenting is verbal abuse and infringement of child labor laws When a chance encounter with a slightly c The title says it all a boy and his oversized fruit, out for adventures and mayhem From what I remember as a child...

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