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James And The Giant Peach A Children's Story: Dahl, Roald

James And The Giant Peach A Children's Story

Dahl, Roald

ISBN 10: 0394812824 / ISBN 13: 9780394812823
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1961
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Orange hardcover in very good condition. Small wax spot on front cover. First Edition. Illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. 119 pages. Great story. Bookseller Inventory # 7179

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Title: James And The Giant Peach A Children's Story

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Nancy Ekholm Burkert

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film).  How James escapes from his miserable life with two nasty aunts and becomes a hero to his new insect family, including Miss Spider, the Old-Green-Grasshopper, the Centipede (with his 21 pairs of gorgeous boots), is Dahl-icious fantasy at its best.

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When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. After three years he becomes "the saddest and loneliest boy you could find." Then one day, a wizened old man in a dark-green suit gives James a bag of magic crystals that promise to reverse his misery forever. When James accidentally spills the crystals on his aunts' withered peach tree, he sets the adventure in motion. From the old tree a single peach grows, and grows, and grows some more, until finally James climbs inside the giant fruit and rolls away from his despicable aunts to a whole new life. James befriends an assortment of hilarious characters, including Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider and Centipede--each with his or her own song to sing. Roald Dahl's rich imagery and amusing characters ensure that parents will not tire of reading this classic aloud, which they will no doubt be called to do over and over again! We'll just come right out and say it... James and the Giant Peach is one of the finest children's books ever written. --Amazon.com

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