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James and the giant peach : a children's story

Author: Roald Dahl; Nancy Ekholm Burkert; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.,
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [1961] ©1961
Series: A Borzoi book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts. Life there is no fun, until James receives some magical, tiny green things and accidentally drops them by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends--  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Children's literature
Fairy tales
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dahl, Roald.
James and the giant peach.
New York : Knopf, ©1961
(OCoLC)608429252
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roald Dahl; Nancy Ekholm Burkert; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.,
ISBN: 0394812824 9780394812823 0394912829 9780394912820 0679880909 9780679880905 0881033324 9780881033328 0140374248 9780140374247 0679980903 9780679980902 0553151134 9780553151138
OCLC Number: 225704
Target Audience: 870
Description: 118 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Series Title: A Borzoi book
Responsibility: Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert.

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After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts. Life there is no fun, until James receives some magical, tiny green things and accidentally drops them by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends-- Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!

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