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James And The Giant Peach

James And The Giant Peach

James's aunts call him names, beat and starve him and make his life a misery. If only his parents hadn't been eaten by an escaped rhinoceros, he wouldn't be in this mess. But one day he meets a man who gives him a bag of magic crocodile tongues and so begins the adventure of his ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141311357
Barcode 9780141311357
Published 24 March 2001 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 9780141311357
ISBN-10 0141311355
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 24 March 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 126g
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 10744

Description of this Book

A new edition of this hugely popular story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends. Great new Quentin Blake cover and new author biography.

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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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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. 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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