James and the Giant Peach (Paperback)

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By Roald Dahl, Aimee Bender (Introduction by), Jordan Crane (Illustrator)
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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is hands down my favorite Roald Dahl book. I mean, it has everything! Adventure! Magic! An incredible cast of fantastic characters! A flying peach! Still one of the most imaginative books I’ve ever come across, I thoroughly believe no childhood is complete without at least one reading of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. It’s like the best parts from all your favorite fairy tales retold in a modern context. And just about every kid can root for and identify with James. A perfect storytime read for children and parents to share!

— Keaton

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By the author of The BFG--now a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg--a stunning 50th-anniversary deluxe edition of Roald Dahl's beloved James and the Giant Peach, featuring
--a new introduction by Aimee Bender, the New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
--cover art by the award-winning cartoonist Jordan Crane
--the original interior art from the 1961 first edition
--French flaps and deckle-edged paper

Roald Dahl Centennial, 1916-2016

James and the Giant Peach is a perennial bestseller about a boy's magical journey across the sea, by one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. When James, a boy stuck living with his cantankerous aunts, is given magic crystals by a sympathetic wizard, he accidentally drops them at the foot of the peach tree outside his house, causing one of the fruits to grow the size of a house. Inside he finds oversized insects who promise him deliverance from his aunts, and soon the giant peach is rolling downhill, bound for the Atlantic Ocean and beyond on a magnificent adventure that will take James and his new friends far indeed.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author


Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career. After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated. Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans. Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143106340
ISBN-10: 0143106341
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 2011
Pages: 142
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions