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James and the Giant Peach Audio (Stand Alone)
James and the Giant Peach Audio - Stand Alone Author:Roald Dahl "Marvelous things will start happening to you -- fabulous, unbelievable things..."When young, miserable James Henry Trotter accidentally draps the magic crystals he recived from an old man, strange things do start happening. Atop the old peach tree where a blossom has never even sprouted, a peach begins to grow, and grow, and grow. James crawls ... more »inside and meets a bizarre group of human-sized companions -- including Earthworm, Ladybug, and Centipede. Soon James' nasty Aunt Sponge and Anut Spiker are miles away as he rolls off on a fantistic, wiled adventure with his new friends.« less
Alisha C. reviewed James and the Giant Peach Audio (Stand Alone) on
Helpful Score: 3
My children and I (5 and 6 years old) loved this book! It's a very enjoyable read for all ages. There is a somewhat bad word used a few times, at least in this older edition that I read, but I just changed it, and for an older child reading it themselves, I did not feel that it was that terrible of a word.
Well-written and so imaginative. It would be an incredibly fun read for kids. As an adult (reading it for the first time too!), I enjoyed it but not as much as I was expecting--I was hoping to love it as much as I did Matilda. James's aunts were kind of one-dimensional and negligible, and I thought the story could've flowed better and had more depth. But I'm still glad that I read it.
One of the best kid's books ever written. The magic, the wit, the plot! I have seen this enjoyed by a 4 yr. old (read aloud) a 10 yr. old, a 15 yr. old, and adults. Read it and then watch the great movie that almost did it justice.