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James and the Giant Peach (Revised) (Hardcover) (Roald Dahl)
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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), isDahl-icious fantasy at its best"This newly-illustrated edition of an avowed children's favorite has all the makings of a classic match-up: Milne had Shepard, Carroll had Tenniel, and now Dahl has Smith...author and illustrator were made for each other, and it's of little consequence that it took almost 35 years for them to meet" --Kirkus.From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.
After accidentally dropping magic crystals near the peach tree, it soon grows out of control and quickly is the size of a house, but James is intrigued and soon crawls into one piece of super-sized fruit where he meets three kind-hearted insects who make him feel right at home.
Number of Pages: 146.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Action + Adventure / General
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Roald Dahl
Street Date: September 1, 2002
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-2451