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James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Celebrate 40 years of James and the Giant Peach in this paperback reissue illustrated by Quentin Blake. All the gruesome imagery of old-fashioned fairy tales and a good measure of their breathtaking delight .-- Kirkus Reviews .

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ISBN 9780141304670
Published 26 April 2001 by Penguin
Format Paperback, Reissue ed.
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Availability Out of print

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ISBN-13 9780141304670
ISBN-10 0141304677
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 26 April 2001
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback, Reissue ed.
Edition Reissue ed.
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category Animal Stories
Science Fiction
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 146
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 113g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Fairy tales
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 48903

Description of this Book

When James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, the peach at the very top of the tree starts growing. Before long it's as big as a house, and James discovers a secret entranceway into the mammoth fruit. When he crawls inside, James meets a bunch of friendly oversized insects. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling, and the adventure begins! Fans of this popular story will delight in the new humorous illustrations by Quentin Blake.

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Author's Bio

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career. After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated. Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans. Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

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