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James and the Giant Peach


Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach
average rating is 4 out of 5

Kids, Fantasy, Humour

R. Alex Jenkins

Roald Dahl; what a wonderfully delicious name, like a naan bread and rogan josh delight rolled into one.

I read this book in a single sitting when I was 10 after borrowing it from the local library. I desperately wanted Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, but because they didn't have it, settled for this. I wasn't disappointed.

James finds a giant peach 🍑 and a doorway leading inside. After going in, he meets the usual variety of talking insects and creatures 🐛, who pour cups of tea and philosophise on their way, at first downhill, then by ocean, to New York city.

I am very happy about being brought up in the esteemed company of British authors like Roald Dahl, Douglas Adams and P.G. Wodehouse. Magical and captivating humorists for young children and adults alike.

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