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
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Poor James was still slaving away at the chopping-block. The heat was terrible. He was sweating all over. His arm was aching. The chopper was a large blunt thing far too heavy for a small boy to use. And as he worked, James began thinking about all the other children in the world and what they might be doing at this moment. Some would be riding tricycles in their gardens.
Now allow us to introduce you to the seven very unusual insects who are waiting to take you on a magical adventure in this juicy extract The creatures, some sitting on chairs, others reclining on a sofa, were all watching him intently. An insect is usually something rather small, is it not? A grasshopper, for example, is an insect. So what would you call it if you saw a grasshopper as large as a dog?