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... A new and delectable Deluxe edition of this wonderful classic.
Dahl's first book for children is in many ways his best. James escapes from his cruel aunts through a tunnel that leads to the centre of a huge peach - which rolls downhill and squashes them. His peach adventures, with enlarged insects, threatening sharks, co-operative seagulls, have the grace, humour and fantasy of a latter-day 'Alice'.
|Publication date:||29th September 2011|
|Author:||Roald Dahl, Aimee Bender|
|Publisher:||Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Roald Dahl's parents were Norwegian, but he was born in Llandaff, Glamorgan, in 1916 and educated at Repton School. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he enlisted in the RAF at Nairobi. He was severely wounded after joining a fighter squadron in Libya, but later saw service as a fighter pilot in Greece and Syria. In 1942 he went to Washington as Assistant Air Attache, which was where he started to write, and was then transferred to Intelligence, ending the war as a wing commander. His first twelve stories, based on his wartime experiences, were originally published in leading American ...More About Roald Dahl, Aimee Bender