James and the Giant Peach (Paperback)

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    Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought byThe Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

    After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

    Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, includingJames and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

    Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com
    A little magic can take you a long way.

    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 friendsGrasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!

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    ISBN 9780142410363
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 160
    Publisher Date 2007-08-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Puffin
    Copyright Year 1961
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.3 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Dahl, Roald
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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      I bought this book for my 10 year old daughter. Dahl is her favorite author. She read the book in two days, couldn't put it down. Great adventure reading for a kid during summer. Highly recommend.

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