James and the Giant Peach by Roald DahlWhen James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long its as big as a house. When James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit and crawls inside, he meets wonderful new friends--the Old-Green-Grasshopper, the dainty Ladybug, and the Centipede of the multiple boots. After years of feeling like an outsider in his aunts house, James finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach household starts rolling away--and the adventure begins!
Roald Dahls first and most widely celebrated book for young people continues to thrill readers around the world.
This is a stunning book to be cherished for its story, a superb fantasy.--Chicago Tribune
A beautifully written, fantastic book.--Christian Science Monitor
I would sit in these brightly lit corners for what felt like days, discovering my favorite books. Books like Ella Enchanted and Inkheart. I went back recently and stumbled upon a shelf of multicolored Roald Dahl books and bought them all. Some of my favorite quotes and moments:. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. Why, only last week your own horrible Aunt Sponge flushed my poor dear father down the plug-hole in the bathtub. A small victory or two would help her to tolerate their idiocies and would stop her from going crazy.
Roald Dahl was born exactly years ago, on September 13th, In celebration of this anniversary, the world is alight with Roald Dahl Day celebrations. When you mention Roald Dahl fighter pilot and spy aren't usually the professions you'd attribute to him, but these were his first careers. Towards the end of he started having severe headaches which caused a loss of consciousness, ending his active duty. Once he returned to Britain he was recruited by MI6 to provide intelligence from Washington. During his time there he worked alongside Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.
Roald Dahl's James's Giant Bug Book
She is a beautiful giant talking black and white spider who has two different personalities in the movie and the novel:. Miss Spider is voiced by Susan Sarandon in the movie. In the movie, Miss Spider and Mr. Centipede are like Dog and Cat, though they show to have feelings for each other. This is shown when Miss Spider kisses Centipede on the cheek which results in him blushing and smiling after the pirate battle.