James and the Giant Peach

Ever since James’s parents were devoured by a stampeding rhinoceros, he’s lived miserably with two unspeakably horrible aunts. Then one day a mysterious stranger appears with a bag of crocodile tongues. So begins a miraculous journey of dreams… James finds himself inside a giant peach with the strangest friends for company: an enormous Spider, a very musical Grasshopper, a kindly Glow-Worm, and a Centipede with a hundred boots to take on and off! And that’s not all: the peach is moving! Taking readers right across the Atlantic Ocean with a host of motley characters, this Roald Dahl classic is simply not to be missed.

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    amazing! i have it

    11 October 2015

  • James and the giant peach was my first book from this author I have seen the movie aswell

    25 February 2015

  • Amazing page-flipping book, where colossall giant bugs take james on a hair-raising story, to escape from his fat and skinny aunties.

    9 March 2014

  • This is about a boy called James who finds himself inside a giant peach.

    9 March 2014

  • loved it

    Great story about a boy going in an adventure in a big giant peach Every good book

    8 March 2014

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!


    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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