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James and the Giant Peach

A Children's Story

Dahl, Roald

(Book - 1996)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
James and the Giant Peach
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Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film).  How James escapes from his miserable life with two nasty aunts and becomes a hero to his new insect family, including Miss Spider, the Old-Green-Grasshopper, the Centipede (with his 21 pairs of gorgeous boots), is Dahl-icious fantasy at its best"This newly-illustrated edition of an avowed children's favorite has all the makings of a classic match-up: Milne had Shepard, Carroll had Tenniel, and now Dahl has Smith...author and illustrator were made for each other, and it's of little consequence that it took almost 35 years for them to meet" -- Kirkus .  
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1996
ISBN: 0679980903
0679880909
Branch Call Number: J Fiction
Characteristics: 126 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Lane

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Nov 07, 2014
  • TheBoosMom rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great read aloud book for elementary age kids.

Aug 23, 2014
  • strathconauser rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A true classic by the quirky yet fascinating author Ronald Dahl.

Jul 03, 2014
  • Levi_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book, as a young child this book fueled a lot of curiosity for me, always making me wonder and I cant be more grateful for that. It is one of the many books of my youth that i enjoy re-reading.

Feb 16, 2014
  • Pegasus_LivesForever0713 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

my favorite part in '' James and the Giant Peach is when the 2 weird, ugly, disgusting aunts got squished. hurray for the giant peach!!!!!! 😃

Aug 20, 2013
  • TDSRC2014_WO rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favourite part is at the end when I learned that James wrote the book. My favourite character was James. The book is about a boy who travels with a peach and animals.

Aug 12, 2013
  • JINGNA_1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

GOOD!!! READ IT!

Aug 02, 2013
  • niku1234 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There are too many things that make this book a perfect book for children. The story line is extremely well thought of and the book itself is a series of fun adventures that leave you with tingles of excitement. The characters have unique personalities and the amount of imagination put into the book is unbelievable. Dahl transports us to a world of excitement and peculiarity in James and the Giant Peach.

Great book. It kept me occupied for a while...

May 28, 2013
  • vernessa7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very entertaining book by michael

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Jul 09, 2014
  • red_wombat_22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_wombat_22 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Jul 09, 2014
  • black_dog_48481 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

black_dog_48481 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Mar 18, 2014
  • 4angela rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

4angela thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99

Feb 16, 2014
  • Pegasus_LivesForever0713 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pegasus_LivesForever0713 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 20 and 7

red_rabbit_608 thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

Aug 13, 2013
  • Thee_Sean_Angcaya rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thee_Sean_Angcaya thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and under

Jul 31, 2013
  • orange_tiger_1456 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

orange_tiger_1456 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jun 24, 2013
  • orange_monkey_482 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

orange_monkey_482 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jun 17, 2013
  • green_dog_1923 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

green_dog_1923 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10

May 24, 2013
  • vernessa7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

vernessa7 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Mar 18, 2014
  • 4angela rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very nice book but has one bad word in it (that's why I think its for older kids) but still one of my favorite story's.(Fantasy adventure.)

May 27, 2013
  • vernessa7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

James Henry trotter goes into a giant peach and there is oversized bugs in the peach, one of the bugs bit the stem off the tree and the peach rolled into the ocean,james harnessed seagulls to make them fly with the peach into the air and they landed in New york city . by michael

A little boy named James has to live with his two evil aunts after his parents die and they treat him horribly. One day a giant peach grew from their, once barren, peach tree, and James found a hole in it big enough for him to climb through. He made it to the seed of the peach and met his newfound friends that he traveled from England to America with on a very interesting journey.

Jun 17, 2012
  • Ninja_Kevin rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I have finished the book called, “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl a fantasy book. The central idea or main idea is that James is the protagonist. He lives with his aunt. He had some magical crystals. Then one night he dropped the magical crystals on an old tree and the tree transformed into a giant peach! Then James went to look for an entrance into the peach. When he had crawled inside he found Grasshopper, Ladybug, Centipede, Spider, Worm and more. When the stem of the peach broke off it rolled all the way down there Spider had to come up and spider web the seagulls otherwise they would all sink and die! With the seagulls help and the Spiders help they have survived. Later the seagulls drop them off at the top of the Empire state building, at the top. The cops were at the base and 3 of them fainted. What will happen next?

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Mar 18, 2014
  • 4angela rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Bad word in a nice book!

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" 'The journey begins!' shouted the Centipede. "
" ...said the Ladybug. 'We are now about to visit the most marvelous places and see the most wonderful things! Isn't that so, Centipede?' "

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