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James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach
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2 months, 1 week ago at Oct 4 0:32
A fun adventure for kids...I read in one sitting. Poor James is left an orphan and his Aunts find him to be a horrible burden. A mysterious stranger gives him some magic with which to escape his plight, but he drops it next to a peach tree. A peach as big as a house grows, some garden insects are also affected by the magic, and James escapes his horrors by burrowing inside of the peach and finding... read more
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Description: When James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, 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. When James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit and crawls inside, he meets wonderful new friends--the Old-Green-Grasshopper, the dainty Ladybug, and the Centipede of the multiple boots. After years of feeling like an outsider in his aunts' house, James finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach household starts rolling away--and the adventure begins! Roald Dahl's first and most widely celebrated ... (more)
Manufacturer: Puffin
Release date: 26 April 2000
ISBN-10 : 0140374248 | ISBN-13: 9780140374247
Tags: Children's (3), Kids (2), Fiction (2), Fantasy (2), Roald-dahl (1), Paperback (1), 5-stars (1), Read (1), Banned/challenged (1), Seen Movie (1), Made Into Movie (1), Roald Dahl (1)
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tillyl99 posted a review 2 months, 1 week ago

“A fun adventure for kids...I read in one sitting. Poor James is left an orphan and his Aunts find him to be a horrible burden. A mysterious stranger gives him some magic with which to escape his plight, but he drops it next to a peach tree. A peach as big as a house grows, some garden insects are also affected by the magic, and James escapes his horrors by burrowing inside of the peach and finding the insects. The story has many harrowing ups and downs, but finally the peach lands in New York and these immigrants find the shores of America are still hospitable to strangers, where they live out their days as celebrities. A perfect book!!” read more

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