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James And The Giant Peach

James And The Giant Peach
 

James has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since his parents were eaten up outside London Zoo by an angry rhinoceros. Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are really horrible and it takes a great deal of magic to completely change James' wretched existence and take him on an amazing ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780670852512
Published 26 October 1995 by Penguin
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
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ISBN-13 9780670852512
ISBN-10 0670852511
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking Children's Books
Publication Date 26 October 1995
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 384g
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

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James has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since his parents were eaten up outside London Zoo by an angry rhinoceros. Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are really horrible and it takes a great deal of magic to completely change James' wretched existence and take him on an amazing journey.

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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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