James and the Giant Peach is a story by Roald Dahl about a boy named James who, after his parents are killed in an accident, goes to live with his two cruel aunts. One day, James meets some magical creatures who give him a bag of magic crystals that grow into a giant peach. Along with several other oversized insects, James rides the peach across the ocean to New York City.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children who are looking for a magical adventure story.
- The story is creative and imaginative.
- It is a fun, easy read for children.
- The audio narration brings the characters to life.
- The book can be a little bit scary for young children
- The story may be difficult for some kids to follow along
- Some of the language in the book could be confusing
Learn more about the author
Roald Dahl was born in 1916 in Wales, the son of Norwegian parents. He served as a fighter pilot during World War II and became a successful writer after the war. His best-known books include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), James and the Giant Peach (1961), Matilda (1988) and The BFG (1982).
“My 4 year old son loves this story, and so do I! The author’s writing is witty and creative, the characters are lovable (or detestable – in the case of James’ horrible aunts), and it provides wonderful opportunities for discussing creative problem solving. A great read aloud book.”
“This is a really creative story and it’s fun to see how Dahl incorporates the different insects into the story. My son loves listening to this on audiobook.”
“James and the Giant Peach is one of my favorite Roald Dahl books! The story is wonderful, and hearing it read out loud really brings all of the characters to life. My kids love this audiobook, too!”
“One of the most delightful books ever written.”