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James And The Giant Peach

James And The Giant Peach
 

Poor James has lived miserably with his two beastly aunts ever since the day his parents were eaten up by an angry rhinoceros. Then something very peculiar happens, something so magical that it will completely change James's wretched existence and take him on an amazing and unbel... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780140371567
Barcode 9780140371567
Published 26 October 1995 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
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ISBN-13 9780140371567
ISBN-10 0140371567
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Books
Publication Date 26 October 1995
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 118g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Children's stories, English
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Poor James has lived miserably with his two beastly aunts ever since the day his parents were eaten up by an angry rhinoceros. Then something very peculiar happens, something so magical that it will completely change James's wretched existence and take him on an amazing and unbelievable journey.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Dahl's first book for children is in many ways his best. James escapes from his cruel aunts through a tunnel that leads to the centre of a giant peach - which rolls down and squashes them. His peach adventures, with enlarged insects, threatening sharks, co-operative seagulls, have the grace, humour and fantasy of a latter-day 'Alice'. This edition has delightfully quirky illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. (8-12 yrs) (Kirkus UK)
US Review 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. Yes, there is a movie tied in to all of this, but more importantly, 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 Reviews)

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