Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film). How James escapes from his miserable life with two nasty aunts and becomes a hero to his new insect family, including Miss Spider, the Old-Green-Grasshopper, the Centipede (with his 21 pairs of gorgeous boots), is Dahl-icious fantasy at its best"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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Roald Dahl's classic children's novel is now a motion picture from The Walt Disney Company, and this version of James and the Giant Peach grew out of the making of the movie. Lane Smith, conceptual artist for the film, has given James and company a new and arresting look, much in the style of his many highly regarded books, such as Math Curse and The Stinky Cheeseman. Karey Kirkpatrick, the film's screenwriter, created a text that is true to the spirit of Dahl's original, and deftly pulls young readers into the remarkable story. All in all, it's a peach of a book sure to be the pick of every child's bookshelf!From the Publisher:
"The most original fantasy that has been published in a long time...[it] may well become a classic."
San Francisco Chronicle
"This is a stunning book, to be cherished for its story, a superb fantasy."
Chicago Sunday Tribune
"Here is a broad fantasy with all the gruesome imagery of old-fashioned fairy tales and a good measure of their breathtaking delight."
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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. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Bookseller Inventory # 0122292
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