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James and the Giant Peach
 

James and the Giant Peach (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin

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A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.

ISBN 9780142418239
Barcode 9780142418239
Published 17 March 2011 by Puffin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780142418239
ISBN-10 0142418234
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Puffin
Imprint Puffin Books
Publication Date 17 March 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 195mm
Height: 256mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 404g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Fairy tales, Insects, Aunts, Fantasy, Peach
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

James Trotter loses his parents in a horrible accident and is forced to liveAmiserablyAwith his two wicked aunts. Then James is given some magic crystals that give him hope. But when he accidentally spills these crystals on an old peach tree, strange things begin to happen. A peach starts to grow and grow until James is able to climb inside and escape his awful aunts! And through this adventure, he makes some interesting friends, including Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider, and Centipede, and finally finds a place where he belongs.

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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.

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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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