James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Summary

"Bigger and bigger grew the peach, bigger and bigger and BIGGER."


James Henry Trotter is about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.

James lives his awful Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, two of the meanest people you can imagine.


Life isn't much fun at all, until something peculiar happens at the bottom of his garden . . .


A peach at the very top of a tree begins to grow . . . and grow . . . and GROW! Inside are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical journey.

About the authors

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories.
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Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year’s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
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