James and the giant peach book review

5.67  ·  6,049 ratings  ·  958 reviews
Posted on by

James and the Giant Peach Book Review

When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. After three years he becomes "the saddest and loneliest boy you could find". Then one day, a wizened old man in a dark-green suit gives James a bag of magic crystals that promise to reverse his misery forever. When James accidentally spills the crystals on his aunts' withered peach tree, he sets the adventure in motion. From the old tree a single peach grows, and grows, and grows some more, until finally James climbs inside the giant fruit and rolls away from his despicable aunts to a whole new life….
File Name: james and the giant peach book review.zip
Size: 31714 Kb
Published 12.01.2019

James and the Giant Peach Synopsis

An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse!

Book Review: “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to administer and improve your experience on our site, to help diagnose and troubleshoot potential server malfunctions, and to gather use and demographic information. See our cookie policy. Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. Like Roald Dahl's other great children's novels, James and the Giant Peach is really meant to entertain and uplift, not necessarily to educate. Dahl did throw in a few fascinating facts about insects and animals ladybugs eat garden pests, and so are considered farmer's helpers, for example , but young readers might not necessarily separate the true from the fantastic, such as the "cloudmen" who send rain and hail down to earth.

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to administer and improve your experience on our site, to help diagnose and troubleshoot potential server malfunctions, and to gather use and demographic information. See our cookie policy. Skip to Content. See our cookie policy Accept cookies. For Your Family Log in Sign me up.

James is a happy little boy until his parents are killed in a truly outrageous accident you have to read it to believe it. James is sent to live with his evil aunts, bony Aunt Spiker and tubby Aunt Sponge. And for three years, they grind James down with beatings, forced labor, constant criticism, deprivation, loneliness, and despair, until he is a very sad little boy. Then, lo and behold, a strange little man gives James a paper bag full of magic crystals which, the man says, James must stir into water and drink if he wants to have wonderful things happen to him. In his excitement, James trips and spills the crystals on the roots of a withered old peach tree. Overnight a peach the size of a house grows, and before you can say Peach Cobbler, the peach has broken loose, crushed the horrid Aunts to death, and carried James away on a magical journey.

See a Problem?

.

.

.

2 thoughts on “James & the giant peach book review by kayld | Teaching Resources

  1. Roald Dahl's first and most widely celebrated book for young people continues to thrill readers around the world.

Leave a Reply