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James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

Paperback, 146 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $6.99 |


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James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl

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Book Summary

James' parents are trampled by a rhinoceros, and he is sent to live with his abusive aunts in this fantastic tale, illustrated by Quentin Blake. When James accidentally spills magical crocodile tongues on a peach tree, it grows the largest, juiciest, ripest peach imaginable — the perfect vehicle in which to escape his horrid aunts.