James and the Giant Peach

Written by Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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LoveReading View on James and the Giant Peach

Best-selling Roald Dahl has delighted children for half a century and this 50th anniversary edition celebrates that amazing feat. His titles show no sign of ageing and thankfully they never will as all of them are timeless classics.

From the moment the magical Giant Peach appears in James’s unhappy life, sweeps away his deadly Aunts Spiker and Sponge and lifts him off on the adventure of a life time all readers know they are in for a treat. Up and up the Giant Peach flies allowing James to have a host of magical adventures including an encounter with the deadly Cloud Men before the final touch down. A classic story that can be read again and again.

For added fun: Roald Dahl Day is on 13th September every year.  This year's celebrations focus lots of attention on the 50th anniversary of James and the Giant Peach but that's not everything. Why not get the kids to click on some of the links below to see what a huge amount of fun they can have, from joining the mission to push peaches around the world or organising a reading relay.

For year round fun with Roald Dahl click here.

James and the Giant Peach Synopsis

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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Book Information

ISBN: 9780141369358
Publication date: 5th May 2011
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 132 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks

About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son. He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire. Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was &...

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