An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine...
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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.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.
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Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0048230782 Eight impression. Boards have some wear with minor splitting to spine. Content is clean with reinforcement tape to fore pages around spine. No DJ. Ex-library with all the usual stamps etc. Bookseller Inventory # NAY6-R281-H13-00003
Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1981. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Simeon, Michel (illustrator). 7th 1981. Very good condition with no wrapper. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w text illustrations. 110 pages. 9.5 x 6.5". Spine and corners bumped and worn. Text block a little grubby with some light fingermarks to page margins. [R]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1314376
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1981. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No jacket. Pictoral boards. Clean pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2501
Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Third impression in VG condition. All pages clear, no markings, binding firm, no jacket, cover is slightly chipped on right side. Please see pictures. Paypal accepted, any questions get in touch. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1477059465051
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1967, 1967. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780048230782-3
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, fourth impression (1975), signed with characteristic flourish to the ffep by the author: “To Elane/ love/ Roald Dahl”. A lovely, Fine copy: tight and square binding in unfaded pictorial boards; both internally and externally, very bright, crisp and clean; light bump to the head of the spine. As issued, no dustwrapper; publisher’s original price sticker to the lower board. By any measure a very attractive copy, with the distinction of Dahl’s signature. All orders are sent carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. ROALD DAHL SPECIALISTS. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # H831