James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

A Children's Story

Book - 1996
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Jan 25, 2018

Anything scribed by Dahl is sure to be a hit, and this book just proves how amazing he is! James embarks on a mission away from his cruel aunts alongside his giant peach and the insects that it holds. It will be a big hit amongst the younger audiences, and the film adaptation is a great accompaniment. With happiness and grief mixed into one, this a children's book that allows the reader to experience it all!
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 10, 2017

As always, Roald Dahl spins the most fantastic wonderful tales for children and James and the Giant Peach is up there with his greatest ones. It is also a wonderful animated film. Don't deprive your children of fantastic stories such as this one - there are one in a million!.

Jul 26, 2017

The book was extradonary! It's the best

Jun 30, 2017

After reading The Twits and James and the Giant Peach, I discovered that Roald Dahl has a unique a style in his writing. It is a good style and I like it when he uses weird words like whizzpopping or natterbox. I found it funny when Roald was describing James's aunt Ms. Sponge. "She was like a great white soggy overboiled cabbage".

Jul 27, 2016

This book is the best book ever and I like the bugs because they are nice. I like also like James because he is very smart.

Jun 23, 2016

This book is a good book. James finds a peach, well something. and it won;t stop growing

Mar 25, 2016

I loved reading this book with my 11 year old daughter. The characters are fun, the story is engaging and the 'poems' are enjoyable to say out loud.

Jul 12, 2015

As a fifteen year old I still found myself loving this book and reading it at a quick pace, bringing it wherever I went. What I liked the most about the book was how Roald Dahl never left out the strange, scary, gory details. He wanted kids to experience all aspects of life, all the laughter and happiness, but also the sadness, grief and horror that can be strung along. Great book - I'd recommend for any age!

dmakhkamova May 01, 2015

a really good book with funny characters I loved it

Nov 07, 2014

Great read aloud book for elementary age kids.

Aug 23, 2014

A true classic by the quirky yet fascinating author Ronald Dahl.

Levi_1 Jul 03, 2014

Fantastic book, as a young child this book fueled a lot of curiosity for me, always making me wonder and I cant be more grateful for that. It is one of the many books of my youth that i enjoy re-reading.

venushunter May 07, 2014

a fascinating read!

Feb 16, 2014

my favorite part in '' James and the Giant Peach is when the 2 weird, ugly, disgusting aunts got squished. hurray for the giant peach!!!!!! 😃

TDSRC2014_WO Aug 20, 2013

My favourite part is at the end when I learned that James wrote the book. My favourite character was James. The book is about a boy who travels with a peach and animals.

JINGNA_1 Aug 12, 2013


Aug 02, 2013

There are too many things that make this book a perfect book for children. The story line is extremely well thought of and the book itself is a series of fun adventures that leave you with tingles of excitement. The characters have unique personalities and the amount of imagination put into the book is unbelievable. Dahl transports us to a world of excitement and peculiarity in James and the Giant Peach.

JINGNA_1 Aug 01, 2013

Great book. It kept me occupied for a while...

vernessa7 May 24, 2013

very entertaining book by michael

Apr 11, 2013

I loosely recommend this book to mature middle school audiences mainly because the book uses the word "ass" a couple of times and some readers may not be able to handle such language, and some paretns may be against exposing their children to words of that nature. The book also refers to other curse words being used, without actually using them. Overall, the book is a great read, although I've seen the movie (loooong ago), it intrigued me so much that I read the entire book in two days (taking up a sum of 3 hours). The journey that James and his insect friends embarked on, the sights they saw, are very interesting and leaves readers wanting more!

Feb 20, 2013

When I read this book I was really supprised when I read the whole book. If you read the whole book,you should see the DVD

Oct 25, 2012

I read this book aloud to my 6 year old son. It is the first chapter book that really grabbed him. At the end of almost every chapter he would ask, "Can we read just ONE more chapter." The illustrations really helped him transition from picture book to chapter book as well.

Ninja_Kevin Jun 17, 2012

it was a really good book!

Oct 18, 2011

The peach actually grows to be big and there were insects inside. The centipede would say words like idiot and ass. These are bad words.
The rain came and the birds were picking at the peach.and the rain's came.
The glow worm doesn't say a bad word.He eat's good.

The author of this comment is "Giulia"...one of my students.

Sep 13, 2011

What a wonderful story! Poor James is so lonely but then magic comes into his life and he ends up with more friends than he could ever have imagined! It's a pity these sort of cures for loneliness don't happen in real life! But they sure make for a fun tale!

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