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

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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.
Hardcover, 144 pages
ISBN-10: 0001854321
ISBN-13: 9780001854321
98 Book Reviews
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  • cassadya
    cassadyaWednesday, December 25, 2019 at 5:49 pm44 stars
    This book is about an ordinary boy named James. He works for his aunts and has no toys and a plain room. He dose his work by chopping wood in the hot sun. Also he has no parents,they left his life for ever. That's why he lives with his aunts. The peach on the other hand is a special one. The reason for that is it is home to special animal friends that help James on his journey to happiness and some freedom.
    • rina123aaa
      rina123aaaThursday, July 11, 2019 at 1:59 pm55 stars
      Funny! It shows a boy going into a peach and sailing away from his hazardous care keepers. Also, there is a roomful of bugs with him. So interesting and cool!
      • freewayjada5
        freewayjada5Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:35 am22 stars
        James is a boy who lives with his two horrible aunts Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge. James lives with his aunts because his parents were eaten by a rhinoceros that escaped from the zoo. one day while chopping wood for his aunts... To see what happens next read the book.
        • orangefoxes8
          orangefoxes8Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:30 am
          This is a review of how many kids haven't read this book. If you have, this is the review for the kids who HAVEN'T read the book. This is about a boy named James and his two aunts that make him do chores for them. And James encountered a big peach (this is fictional!). He tried to get it but his aunts found out that he found a big peach. The aunts decided to sell it for more money. So while they were gone, James had gotten INSIDE the peach! Well, I don't want to spoil all of it for you. Thanks!
          • ilikebunnies
            ilikebunniesWednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7:51 pm
            this is a book about a boy named james who is mistreated and found a hole in a really bog peach and finds creachers living in it.
            • inmemoryofcpr
              inmemoryofcprWednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:39 pm55 stars
              This book was very fun to read. I liked the part where the silk worm and the spider were spinning the string to attach to the seagulls. It was very interesting but impossible. I would recommend Roald Dahl's other books because they are also really good.
              • zzayumi
                zzayumiMonday, May 20, 2019 at 5:20 pm55 stars
                This book is SO good! It is about a little boy named James, and he found himself in a peach with bugs. Then, the peach starts rolling and the adventure begins!!!!
                • luvmylipgloss
                  luvmylipglossSaturday, May 18, 2019 at 3:36 pm55 stars
                  James and the Giant Peach was a great book. I even went to see the play as a field trip! SPOILER ALERT!!! 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 Daul, such as The Witches, Matilda, BFG, and James and the Chocolate Factory. I´ve never read such a wonderful book and I really like the details. I really hope you read this book, and maybe watch the play!
                  • bodi405
                    bodi405Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 2:13 pm55 stars
                    The book is soooooooo good
                    • Miss Peregrine3Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:26 pm
                      Amazing, Roald Dahl did good