Young James was leading a very unfortunate and depressed life at his Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker's estate. That is until a mysterious stranger gave him some magic seeds to make everything better, but when James trips and drops them, he'll get more than he could have ever imagined.
The dormant fruit tree amazingly grows a peach that then swells to the size of a large house. And once James finds a secret entranceway, he'll meet the most unusual of friends--a giant Grasshopper, a surly Centipede, a kind-hearted Ladybug, and even a Spider that everyone adores. Together they will go on a most unlikely epic adventure.
Contributed by M. Reynolds
One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time
After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals 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! This "peachy" scented edition is sure to bring readers along for the ride!
Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! ---from the publisher
176 pages 978-0451480798 Ages 8-12
Keywords: fantasy, action/adventure, fun, family, humor, bugs, classic, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old