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Roald Dahl's creepy classic follows the path of many beloved children's books: talking creatures, escape from mean adults, and wild adventures. After being orphaned at the age of 4, James Henry Trotter goes to live with his only other relatives, the horrific Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge. The aunts force James to do all the work around the house, never give him treats, and refuse to let him play with other children. One day a mysterious stranger gives James some magical crystals, which James accidentally drops underneath a dormant peach tree. By the next morning, the tree has sprouted a peach as big as a house. When James investigates, he finds the giant peach inhabited by friendly talking insects, who share his hatred of his aunts. With a little ingenuity, they escape in the peach, experiencing a series of terrifying, fabulous adventures.
When a mysterious old man gives James some magical, tiny green things, he certainly never imagines that they will grow into an enormous peach.
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
Author: DAHL, ROALD
Street Date: August 16, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-0937