James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach

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

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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.

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By Dragon, Drugs Or Giant Peach, Fantastic Trips For Every Reader

Roald Dahl knew a little something about fantastic transit. His best-known children's book contains a pink candy boat floating down a hot chocolate river. But if you're looking for a mode of travel that's slightly more ... paleo? I'd recommend a giant peach. James' adventures begin with the worst possible catalyst — the demise of his parents at the hands of an angry rhinoceros in the London Zoo. It is the least of his problems. He's sent to live with his aunts, Sponge and Spiker, who prove

Book Your Trip

By Dragon, Drugs Or Giant Peach, Fantastic Trips For Every Reader

Roald Dahl knew a little something about fantastic transit. His best-known children's book contains a pink candy boat floating down a hot chocolate river. But if you're looking for a mode of travel that's slightly more ... paleo? I'd recommend a giant peach. James' adventures begin with the worst possible catalyst — the demise of his parents at the hands of an angry rhinoceros in the London Zoo. It is the least of his problems. He's sent to live with his aunts, Sponge and Spiker, who prove

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