James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

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 m When James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the...

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Title:James and the Giant Peach
Author:Roald Dahl
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:James and the Giant Peach
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:146 pages pages

James and the Giant Peach Reviews

  • mark monday
    Oct 30, 2011
    used to dream of being James. had my special favorites amongst all the talking insects, but really they were all my favorites. also used to look at animal encyclopedias and write lists of my favorite animals. then I'd imagine going on an Incredible Journey with them. animals are so muc...
  • Amy Talluto
    Aug 03, 2007
    A funny, dark and poetic book. I read this after seeing a documentary about Roald Dahls' life and hearing some of the book's passages narrated within the perspective of his time cramped up in a WWII bomber plane as a bombardier (he was very tall). The peach represents the polar opposit...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 28, 2012
    James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl ???????: ???? ? ???? ??? ????? ???? ? ???? ???????? ???? ??? ????? ???????: ???? ???? ???????????: ?????? ???????? ??? ???? ???? ?????? ...
  • Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
    Nov 08, 2010
    I've never visited Central Park, but if I ever do, I'll be watching for the giant peach pit where James Henry Trotter settled happily after his wild excursion. I knew I liked this book as a kid but I couldn't remember the details of the story. The thing that stayed in my mind all t...
  • Muna
    Aug 04, 2008
    When I was in third grade, the first great crush of my life, Scott Murphy, stood up on the picnic table outside of the trailer that housed my third grade class and instead of reading his lines -- James' words -- from his paperback copy while we were all trying to rehearse the chapter w...
  • Patrick
    Jan 24, 2014
    I'm going to be completely honest here. I didn't like this book. Usually, if I don't care for a book, I keep schtum about it here. Not only is it not as much fun to talk about books I didn't like, but bad-mouthing other author's books is pretty rude. But, given that Dahl has pa...
  • Alex
    Jan 13, 2016
    Roald Dahl continues his mission to ruin your child by insisting that a man-sized centipede would not be the most horrifying thing in the world. Centipedes are nightmares, man. Wanna see a foot-long centipede hunting bats? Of course you don't, that's awful. Anyway, so here's a book...
  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    Sep 28, 2014
    James Henry Trotter is a sweetie, and I absolutely adore this kid and his garden-friendly insect friends. The illustrations are so cute. After enduring abusive aunts for three years who despise James after they agreed to raise him from the age of four when his parents died, James me...
  • Joey Woolfardis
    Apr 03, 2016
    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. The only way to describe this book is "fun". Yeah, it's got whimsy and adventure and imagination and some very Dahlian deaths and the Horrible People with their Horrible Traits, but it'...
  • Ricquetta
    Sep 07, 2012
    I remember when this book was read to me by my fifth grade teacher during our daily story time hour. I also remember hating that teacher because he played favorites to a group of girls that bullied me. However, despite my obvious distaste for the class and its inhabitants, I largely at...
  • Meli
    Jul 09, 2016
    Muy tierno y entretenido. No es lo mejor de Roald, pero s una excelente aventura. ...
  • Matt
    Aug 05, 2011
    I have always been taught to start at the beginning, which seemed like sage advice when I wanted to explore some of the children's stories that Roald Dahl crafted over his long and illustrious career. Choosing this work, apparently his first stab at children's literature, proved highly...
  • Marnie  Krüger
    Dec 06, 2016
    I love how Roald Dahl can transport you; can make your imagination come alive. He makes you feel like a kid again! I've read a lot of his work as a child, but never this one. SO it was my first time. And I loved it. ...
  • midnightfaerie
    Jan 02, 2013
    I read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl with my five year old. We had just finished Charlotte's Web and I was looking for chapter books I could enjoy as well. And I knew we had the movie so we could watch it when we were done. It turned out to be a great choice. Dahl uses the cl...
  • James
    Sep 05, 2016
    Book Review James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is a very creative story built for everyone of all ages to enjoy. I think of it as a cross between 3 things: (1) Dr. Seuss, (2) Jack and the Beanstalk and (3) Harry Potter. 4 of 5 stars to this lovely keepsake! I had to read t...
  • Lauren Henderson
    Sep 03, 2013
    This was my first re-read of James and the Giant Peach as an adult. It's still just as great. It's so quirky, and the end is so heartwarming! I can't wait to read it to my child one day. Sidenote: I never realized how many times the word "ass" is in this book. Ha. ...
  • Noel
    Sep 16, 2017
    For some ridiculous reason, I never read any Roald Dahl when I was a kid. So now that my kids are at ages where they can enjoy his books, I?m super excited to be reading these with them. My oldest (6), loved this book. She?s declared it to be the best book ever. I also really enjoy...
  • Lynda
    Jun 14, 2013
    James and the Giant Peach - B A N N E D! Recently I joined the Banned Books group and one of the group reads for this month was James and the Giant Peach. I'm sure there are many GR readers who have read a Roald Dahl book and/or seen a movie adaptation of one of his books. If you ...
  • Darth J
    Aug 21, 2015
    For a brief period in my childhood, I was obsessed with this. After seeing the trailer, I noticed that the movie trailer tie-in edition was available in the next month's book order form so I had to have it to read before I saw it. Then I saw the movie and of course, really loved i...
  • Ammara Abid
    Mar 20, 2017
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  • Mariah
    Oct 29, 2014
    2017 is the year of reading Roald Dahl for me! I'm trying to read all his books that I can get my hands on plus reread all the books I've previously read of his :) When I read this book a very long time ago I rated in 3 stars. I think as an adult I enjoyed reading this book more tha...
  • Sara Kamjou
    Jul 11, 2016
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  • Erika
    Jan 21, 2016
    4 stelle e mezzo. ...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Feb 10, 2017
    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. James Henry Trotter is forced to live with his dreadful Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker after his beloved parents are killed in a tragic incident with a rhinoceros. There's no place as dreary and ...
  • lydia
    Aug 28, 2017
    ?'My dear young fellow,' the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, 'there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet.'? *4.5 stars Quite creepy, quite funny, quite whimsical and cute, James and The Giant Peach might not be as good as ...
  • Fatima
    Nov 11, 2017
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  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Jul 18, 2016
    As always, Roald Dahl spins the most fantastic wonderful tales for children and James and the Giant Peach is up there with his greatest ones. It is also a wonderful animated film. Don't deprive your children of fantastic stories such as this one - there are one in a million! ...
  • R. Kitt
    Aug 12, 2017
    Childhood favorite. ...
  • Leo .
    Apr 27, 2018
    This story both fascinated and scared me when I was a child. ?? ...
  • Miranda Reads
    Nov 09, 2017
    A bad trip on the fun dip. From what I remember from the movie I saw during rainy-day recess in first grade, there's a giant fruit, several oversized scary bugs of questionable character and green glowy wormy things. It was so surreal and scary to me at the time that I've avoid...