James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (Author), Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Paperback: 176 pages
Age Range: 7 – 9 years
James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching.
He’s very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects – all waiting to take James on a magical adventure.
But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There’s only one way to find out . . .
“A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero” – David Walliams
Another review states:
A splendiferous rendering of James and the Giant Peach, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles. 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.
Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake’s inimitable artwork.
Also listen to the James and the Giant Peach and other Roald Dahl audio books read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry – plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios!
Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! inspired by the revolting Twits.