James and the Giant PeachBook - 1999
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!
From Library Staff
Interest Level: Ages 6-10. Seven-year-old James escapes from his wicked aunts and sets off to see the world from inside a gigantic peach, along with an assortment of friendly, oversized insects. Like Dahl’s other popular children’s books, including the popular Matilda and The BFG, this tale inclu... Read More »
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Follow the wonderful adventures of James as he tries to escape from his nasty aunts and his miserable life with his discovery of a gigantic magical peach. Inside the peach, James meets new and untraditional friends, and together they set sail for a fantastic journey.
* Roald Dahl's children's books have been frequently banned or challenged. * James and the Giant Peach has been at times challenged and banned in schools in the US for, among other things, mystical elements, sexual innuendo (there is reference to a spider licking her lips), profanity, references ... Read More »
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taupe_alligator_50 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 14
Juliana1213 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 20 and 7
Thee_Sean_Angcaya thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and under
green_dog_1923 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10
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Very nice book but has one bad word in it (that's why I think its for older kids) but still one of my favorite story's.(Fantasy adventure.)
James Henry trotter goes into a giant peach and there is oversized bugs in the peach, one of the bugs bit the stem off the tree and the peach rolled into the ocean,james harnessed seagulls to make them fly with the peach into the air and they landed in New york city . by michael
A little boy named James has to live with his two evil aunts after his parents die and they treat him horribly. One day a giant peach grew from their, once barren, peach tree, and James found a hole in it big enough for him to climb through. He made it to the seed of the peach and met his newfound friends that he traveled from England to America with on a very interesting journey.
I have finished the book called, “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl a fantasy book. The central idea or main idea is that James is the protagonist. He lives with his aunt. He had some magical crystals. Then one night he dropped the magical crystals on an old tree and the tree transformed into a giant peach! Then James went to look for an entrance into the peach. When he had crawled inside he found Grasshopper, Ladybug, Centipede, Spider, Worm and more. When the stem of the peach broke off it rolled all the way down there Spider had to come up and spider web the seagulls otherwise they would all sink and die! With the seagulls help and the Spiders help they have survived. Later the seagulls drop them off at the top of the Empire state building, at the top. The cops were at the base and 3 of them fainted. What will happen next?