James and the Giant Peach

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James and the Giant Peach

By Roald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142410363, 146pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2007

Description
From the bestselling author ofCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryandThe BFG
After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins


About the Author
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World s No.1 storyteller. Sir Quentin Blake, the first-ever Children s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated nearly 300 books, including most of Roald Dahl s children s books. He lives in London."

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