James and the Giant Peach

by Dahl, Roald
4.7 out of 5 Customer Rating
ISBN: 9780140374247
Used - Trade Paperback - 9780140374247


From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG

Roald Dahl was a champion of the underdog and all things little--in this case, an orphaned boy oppressed by two nasty, self-centered aunts. How James escapes his miserable life with the horrible aunts and becomes a hero is a Dahlicious fantasy of the highest order. You will never forget resourceful little James and his new family of magically overgrown insects--a ladybug, a spider, a grasshopper, a glowworm, a silkworm, and the chronic complainer, a centipede with a hundred gorgeous shoes. Their adventures aboard a luscious peach as large as a house take them across the Atlantic Ocean, through waters infested with peach-eating sharks and skies inhabited by malevolent Cloudmen, to a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

This happily ever after contemporary fairy tale is a twentieth-century classic that every child deserves to know. And Lane Smith's endearingly funny illustrations are a perfect match for the text.

"All the gruesome imagery of old-fashioned fairy tales and a good measure of their breathtaking delight." --Kirkus Reviews

"A stunning book, to be cherished for its story, a superb fantasy." --The Chicago Tribune

"The most original fantasy that has been published in a long time... it] may well become a classic." --San Francisco Chronicle

  • Format: TradePaperback
  • Author: Dahl, Roald
  • ISBN: 9780140374247
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 7.60 x 0.40
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • Publication Year: 1996

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