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James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Tells the story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends.

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ISBN 9780141365459
Barcode 9780141365459
Published 18 April 2016 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780141365459
ISBN-10 0141365455
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 18 April 2016
International Publication Date 11 February 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 149g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 653929

Description of this Book

Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. The hugely popular story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends. A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero (David Walliams). Now you can listen to James and the Giant Peach and other Roald Dahl Audio books read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - and there are added squelchy sound effects from Pine wood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! and House of Twits inspired by the revolting Twits.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ 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...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.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.

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