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James and the Giant Peach is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl. An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine . . . "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams ***with an exciting look into Roald Dahl's world***Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.
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Roald Dahl's classic children's novel is now a motion picture from The Walt Disney Company, and this version of James and the Giant Peach grew out of the making of the movie. Lane Smith, conceptual artist for the film, has given James and company a new and arresting look, much in the style of his many highly regarded books, such as Math Curse and The Stinky Cheeseman. Karey Kirkpatrick, the film's screenwriter, created a text that is true to the spirit of Dahl's original, and deftly pulls young readers into the remarkable story. All in all, it's a peach of a book sure to be the pick of every child's bookshelf!From the Publisher:
"The most original fantasy that has been published in a long time...[it] may well become a classic."
San Francisco Chronicle
"This is a stunning book, to be cherished for its story, a superb fantasy."
Chicago Sunday Tribune
"Here is a broad fantasy with all the gruesome imagery of old-fashioned fairy tales and a good measure of their breathtaking delight."
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110141322632
Book Description Puffin Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0141322632 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0965469