James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

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James's life could hardly have been more horrible. He lives with his two beastly aunts in a ramshackle old house with no toys or friends to play with, and no trips or treats. Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are really horrible people. They make James's life a misery. Then something very peculiar and rather magical happens. The old peach tree in the garden grows one magnificent, luscious peach - almost the size of a house! One day James finds his way inside the huge travelling peach and soon he is carried away on a most amazing and unbelievable adventure...
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141335815
  • 9780141335810

About Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours. Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more.
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