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 Puffin Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. GORMLEY Antony (illustrator). Number 579 of 1000 copies housed in a perspex slipcase as issued and complete with the publisher's original white box and packing materials. Issued in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Puffin Books. Cover design by Antony Gormley. In New unread condition. The heel of the spine is a little compressed due, we believe, to a slightly loose fit in the slipcase as manufactured. The ribbon marker is in perfect condition. There is a small dent to the original box. 152 pages. Without packaging this book (contained within the original packaging) weighs 1000 grams. Heavier than average and therefore may be subject to additional shipping costs, especially to non-UK destinations. From the blurb: James' life could hardly have been more horrible. He lives with his two beastly aunts in a ramshackle old house with no toys or friends to play with, and no trips or treats. Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are really horrible people. They make James' life a misery. Then something very peculiar and rather magical happens. The old peach tree in the garden grows one magnificent, luscious peach - almost the size of a house! One day James finds his way inside the huge travelling peach and soon he is carried away on a most amazing and unbelievable adventure. Size: 232 x 147 x 28 mm. Limited Edition. Bookseller Inventory # EB004863