James and the Giant Peach by Roald DahlWhen 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 its 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 multiple boots. After years of feeling like an outsider in his aunts house, James finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach household starts rolling away--and the adventure begins!
Roald Dahls first and most widely celebrated book for young people continues to thrill readers around the world.
This is a stunning book to be cherished for its story, a superb fantasy.--Chicago Tribune
A beautifully written, fantastic book.--Christian Science Monitor
James and the Giant Peach (1996) Trailer (VHS Capture)
James and the Giant Peach
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James and the Giant Peach is a British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the novel of the same name by Roald Dahl.
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James and the Giant Peach is a British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick , based on the novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The film is a combination of live action and stop-motion animation.
It serves as a home and a mode of transportation for the main characters. The peach originally started out as a part of an old peach tree owned by Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge that never bore fruit ever since. One day, however, their nephew James accidentally spills a bag of " crocodile tongues " which he received from a mysterious man all over the ground surrounding the tree. The "tongues" escape into the ground and affect the creatures that interacted with them, including the old tree, creating extraordinary changes within them. The tree, influenced by the "tongues", bears a peach that grows to immense proportions. Spiker and Sponge later use the giant peach as an attraction to make money. Meanwhile, the peach became a residence to the ground dwellers that were also changed by the "tongues".
James and the Giant Peach is a popular children's novel written in by British author Roald Dahl. It was adapted into a film of the same name in The plot centres on a young English orphan boy who enters a gigantic, magical peach , and has a wild and surreal cross-world adventure with seven magically-altered garden bugs he meets. Roald Dahl was originally going to write about a giant cherry , but changed it to James and the Giant Peach because a peach is "prettier, bigger and squishier than a cherry. Because of the story's occasional macabre and potentially frightening content, it has become a regular target of censors. Unfortunately, while visiting London, James' parents are killed by a rhinoceros that has escaped from the zoo. Their house is sold, and the orphaned James is forced to live with his two abusive aunts, Spiker and Sponge.