James and the Giant Peach (CompactDisc)

Author: Dahl, Roald

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Product Overview

A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach. *Author: Dahl, Roald/ Irons, Jeremy (NRT) *Publication Date: 2007/06/01 *Binding Type: CD/Spoken Word *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 5.75


Publisher Harpercollins Childrens
Mfg Part# 9780061365355
SKU 204173778
Format CD
ISBN10 0061365351
Release Date 6/1/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 5.75H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is the author of children's books that are both very popular and very controversial. His works are often criticized for what some see as racial stereotypes, violence, negative depictions of adults, and overall vulgarity. Many readers love them for their humor and honesty. Dahl was educated in England, and his works often reveal a distaste for his schoolboy years. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II until his plane what hit by machine-gun fire. Severely injured, Dahl was unable to continue as a pilot. These injuries also forced Dahl to undergo a hip-replacement operation, and he kept his old thigh bone on his desk as a paperweight. Dahl wrote many short stories for adults, and his career as a children's author began after he had children of his own with his wife, the actress Patricia Neal. Several of his books, including CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, have sold over a million copies in the United States. He also wrote three autobiographies--PAT AND ROALD, about his relationship with his first wife; BOY: TALES OF CHILDHOOD; and GOING SOLO, about his adventures during World War II. Dahl and Patricia Neal divorced in 1983; they had five children. He later married Felicity Ann Crosland.
From the Publisher
Annotation 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.
Product Attributes
Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 1
Publisher Harper Children's Audio
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