Written by the author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", this story revolves around James, who lives with his two aunts who make his life a misery. Then one day an enormous magical peach grows in the garden and when James finds his way inside, he meets several enormous friendly insects.
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When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. After three years he becomes "the saddest and loneliest boy you could find". Then one day, a wizened old man in a dark-green suit gives James a bag of magic crystals that promise to reverse his misery forever. When James accidentally spills the crystals on his aunts' withered peach tree, he sets the adventure in motion. From the old tree a single peach grows, and grows, and grows some more, until finally James climbs inside the giant fruit and rolls away from his despicable aunts to a whole new life. James befriends an assortment of hilarious characters, including Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider and Centipede--each with his or her own song to sing. Roald Dahl's rich imagery and amusing characters ensure that parents will not tire of reading this classic aloud, which they will no doubt be called to do over and over again! We'll just come right out and say it ... James and the Giant Peach is one of the finest children's books ever written.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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Book Description Collins, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002168677
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Book Description Collins 01/09/1990, 1990. Book Condition: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780044406211
Book Description Collins 01/09/1990, 1990. Book Condition: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780044406211
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Book Description Unwin / Hyman, London Sydney Wellington, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Emma Chichester Clark (illustrator). First Edition. The text is illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. Blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, again by Emma Chichester Clark with yellow and red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. James lives with two horrendous old aunts, when there peach tree produces one giant Peach the aunts keep James away from it until they make some money from it. It is then James' job to clean up after everybody, and when he does he finds a small room in the centre of the peach with the most amazing beings, a gigantic Silkworm, a huge Ladybird, and magnificent Grasshopper, a very vain Centipede, a delightful Spider and a great sarcastic Earthworm. This is the story of their adventures. Minus softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the lower book edges. A little aged honing of the text block edges and pages with previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with some creasing of the top edge of the rear panel. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , 7 - 136,  pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Illustrated; ISBN: 0044406215. ISBN/EAN: 9780044406211. Inventory No: 0122292. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order. Bookseller Inventory # 0122292
Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2572372990
Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2618278197