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James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach
Author: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
When James drops magic crystals by the peach tree, the toy peach starts growing, and before long, it's as big as a house, with a secret entranceway.
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780142410363
ISBN-10: 0142410365
Publication Date: 8/16/2007
Pages: 160
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed James and the Giant Peach 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.
reviewed James and the Giant Peach on
Helpful Score: 2
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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