James and the Giant Peach

Our rating: ***

When James Henry Trotter’s mother and father die, he is sent to live with his two aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge. His life with them is very unpleasant, until one day a queer old man gives him something that will change his entire life.

The cast of insects in this book is hilarious! Miss Ladybug is so very kind, the Centipede is a scamp, and the Earthworm is such a pessimist! This is one of my favorite Roald Dahl books. It ranks with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in my opinion. This is one of those books that is so different in parts, that the whole book is one big unbelievable (is it?), thoroughly-enjoyable, humorous, ride-of-your-life, one-of-a-kind story. (Whew, try saying that one fast!)

One Response to “James and the Giant Peach”

  1. A very fun story. I love it!

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