|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|
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When James Henry Trotter accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Then James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit, and when he crawls inside, he meets a bunch of marvelous oversized friends—Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Miss Spider, and more.
After years of feeling like an outsider in the house of his despicable Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, James has finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the exciting adventure begins!
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.