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  Roald Dahl James And The Giant Peach  
 
Asset DGG-B-377
Age 8+
Availability 1
Author/Brand Roald Dahl
Price 225
Language English
Description James and the Giant Peach is a popular children\'s novel written in 1961 by British author Roald Dahl. The original first edition published by Alfred Knopf featured illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. However, there have been various reillustrated versions of it over the years, done by Michael Simeon for the first British edition, Emma Chichester Clark, Lane Smith and Quentin Blake. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1996. The plot centres on a young English orphan boy who enters a gigantic, magical peach, and has a wild and surreal cross-world adventure with six anthropomorphic insects he meets. Originally titled James and the Giant Cherry, Dahl changed it to James and the Giant Peach because a peach is \"prettier, bigger and squishier\" than a cherry.[1][2]