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James And The Giant Peach

James And The Giant Peach
 

James has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since the day his parents were eaten up outside London Zoo by an angry escaped rhinoceros. Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are really horrible people. They make James do all the hard work and make his life a misery. Then something very ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141307565
Barcode 9780141307565
Published 27 October 2000 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Series Puffin Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780141307565
ISBN-10 0141307560
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Classics
Publication Date 27 October 2000
International Publication Date 28 September 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Series Puffin Modern Classics
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 120g
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

James has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since the day his parents were eaten up outside London Zoo by an angry escaped rhinoceros. Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are really horrible people. They make James do all the hard work and make his life a misery. Then something very peculiar happens.

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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 and co-operative seagulls have the grace, humour and fantasy of a latter-day 'Alice'. (8-12 years) (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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Author's Bio

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER. Wendy Cooling was educated in Norwich and then spent time travelling the world. On her return to England she trained as a teacher, and taught English in London for many years. She left teaching to work on the promotion of books and reading as Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Booktrust), and later founded Bookstart, the national programme that helps to bring books to young readers. Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration. Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.

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