James and the Giant Peach (The Best of Roald Dahl)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6Q4.823843
James has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since his parents were eaten up outside London Zoo by an angry escaped rhinoceros. Then one day something very peculiar happens - something magic, that is to completely change James's miserable existence and take him on an unbelievable journey.
Library Binding, 126 pages
Published on April 1, 1996 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 075695911X
ISBN-13: 9780756959111
111 Book Reviews
  • eagle_fan11
    eagle_fan113 days55 stars
    James and the Giant Peach was a great book. I even went to see the play as a field trip! So, it first starts as James when he loses his parents by rhinos. He then goes to an orphanage to live. After the orphanage, he goes to live with his two aunts, Spiker and Sponge. His two mean aunts force him to cut down a tree and kill a spider. He refuses to do that, but he has to. But thank goodness he doesn't. Then, a peach on his aunt's tree grows like magic. It finally falls down on the house but carries James with it. The peach goes on a long and tiring journey. He couldn't have done it without the help of his friends, Spider, Ladybug, Worm, Grasshopper, and Centipede. (Am I missing any?) They all played a role in helping James. Meanwhile, the aunts are on a cruise, going to New York. When they see the giant peach, they claim that it is theirs. The peach suddenly lands on the Emperor State Building and smashes into pieces. The pieces land on top of the two mean aunts and that is the end of them! But James worries who he will live with as a family. The bugs who helped him travel offered him a home, with THEM! And with that, that is the end of the story. I really like the story and rate it five stars. I recommend it to you, and also the play. If you liked this book, read some other books by Roald Dahl, such as The Witches, Matilda, BFG, and James and the Chocolate Factory. Iยดve never read such a wonderful book and I really like the details. I really hope you read this book, and maybe watch the play!
    • akita_inu
      akita_inu10 days55 stars
      I think I might like the movie better but I like this book too lol
      • creamyblueberry
        I decided to read this book because I was bored and in need of a book to keep me occupied. I love Roald Dahl! His books are so imaginative and each one has a great story, like Matilda! Or The Witches! So far I'm really liking it at I'm almost finished! Each characters' personality is so interesting like the centipede or the Spider or the earth worm!
        • Great book7 months
          Very interesting ๐Ÿ‘Œ
          • summerprince
            summerprince9 months55 stars
            Hi, I just finished this book it's very cool and engaging. My fav part is when the peach turns into a place for all of the kids to hang out. Also I think aunt Spiker and aunt Sponge are mean and just jealous of James mother. Which btw she died. But over all the book was fun and funny . ๐Ÿ‘
            • Rejoice 9 months
              I think this book is fun and exciting hope yall can read it soon!
              • Cookieswirlcfan12 months
                I read this it's GREAT
                • sweet-readlover
                  sweet-readlover12 months55 stars
                  I love this book. I agree with emmacookie976 about the peach.
                  • emmacookie976
                    emmacookie976about 1 year55 stars
                    Love this book! The peach must of been so yummy!
                    • sweet-readlover
                      sweet-readloverabout 1 year55 stars
                      This book take place to many adventures by rolling down inside a giant peach.