By Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Isbn-10: 0141929871 | Isbn-13: 9780141929873 | Publish date: 06/09/2007
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James and the Giant Peach is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl.
An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine . . .
"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams
***with an exciting look into Roald Dahl's world***
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.
Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.
beapog said on Mar 02, 2015, 21:21
Quite like the story.
But I am probably too old to read a children's book and couldn't help linking the story with a quest for utopia and how the pilgrims moved from England to the USA.
I making it too complicated.
Lotte said on Jan 14, 2015, 08:07
Thalita said on Oct 23, 2014, 09:46
Alessandra Zambon said on Jul 13, 2014, 12:21
Un'avventura in piena regola, soprattutto durante il volo transoceanico, con qualche spunto di riflessione anche. Bello il messaggio d'amicizia che ne traspare, e anche quello sul valore positivo della diversità e dell'integrazione (gli animali, seppur punzecchiandosi come il lombrico e il millepiedi, sono molto uniti e lo si vede bene quando James deve tuffarsi nel vuoto per salvare uno di essi. Oppure quando arrivano a New York dove, se all'inizio l'ignoto, il "diverso" fa paura, alla fine gli animali si integreranno perfettamente con gli umani).
Prosa meravigliosa, racconto godibilissimo e sprazzi geniali, come sempre del resto con questo autore (la presa in giro verso i poliziotti è esilarante).
Germano Dalcielo said on May 23, 2013, 17:37
Lucas_Weisz said on May 06, 2013, 11:04
Lady Boheme said on Dec 12, 2012, 19:16
Dopo tre anni interi che James Henry Trotter viveva con le zie, ci fu una mattina in cui gli accadde una cosa abbastanza strana. E questa cosa che, come dicevo, era solo abbastanza strana, diede origine a una seconda cosa molto strana. E poi la cosa molto strana diede a sua volta origine a una cosa davvero incredibilmente strana.
Laefe said on Sep 17, 2012, 09:18
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Margherita Bortolani said on Jun 13, 2012, 16:59
Aw this was just a lovely children's book. Its such a brilliant story its obvious why it was such a big hit with kids and remains a popular kids book to this day. Big huge insects as your friends, living in a giant peach, flying to America by way of seagulls! I love it so why wouldn't a child! I don't have kids yet but I know that when I do they will all be Roald Dahl lovers if I have anything to do with it!
Lauraolsthoorn said on Mar 06, 2012, 20:53