James and the Giant Peach: Abridged

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9780007158973: James and the Giant Peach: Abridged

Now available in this newly designed, vibrant and abridged CD edition of one of your all time favourite Roald Dahl children's books, read by the legendary author himself.

Poor James has lived miserably with his two beastly aunts ever since the day his parents were eaten up by an angry rhinoceros.

Then something very peculiar happens, something so magical that it completely changes James's wretched existence. And he embarks on an amazing and unbelievable journey.

Accompany James on his amazing adventures in this new audio tape, read by the enigmatic author himself as it was intended to be heard.

A sluciously luscious adventure for age 6+.

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Review:

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:

* The audio titles read by Roald Dahl himself have been solid backlist titles for over a decade now. Of historical archive interest, as well as being modern classics in their own right, these should provide a real audio backlist boost. * Roald Dahl and Collins brand strengthened via vibrant new look for the twenty-first century. * Narrated by Roald Dahl, who tells his own stories in his own inimitable way. * Five titles available.

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