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James and the giant peach

by Dahl, Roald.

Format: Book on CD 2003
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 10 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Audio/Visual juv CD DAHL Roald
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio/Visual
Call Number  juv CD DAHL Roald
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD D
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Audiovisual Collection
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Recorded Book J-BCD FIC Dahl
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Recorded Book
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Audio J AUDIO CD DAHL
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Audio JCD 109 CHILDREN'S c.2
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Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Audiovisual J CDBOOK DAHL
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Audio Visual CHECKED OUT
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A little magic can take you a long way.

When James Henry Trotter accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Then James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit, and when he crawls inside, he meets a bunch of marvelous oversized friends -- Old Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Miss Spider, and more.

After years of feeling like an outsider in the house of his despicable Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, James has finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the exciting adventure begins!

Performed by Jeremy Irons.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "James and the Giant Peach isn't Dahl's first book, but it is his first for children, and it suffers from some of the clunkiness of a debut. The introductions to James' bug companions are replete with didactic facts about insects and spiders, and Dahl glides over plot holes with an uneven pace, particularly when James and his friends encounter the Cloud Men, whose weather-making stymies the peach's seagull-propelled journey. The rhymes, which are so splendid in his later works, are occasionally haphazard. But, significantly, his moments of imaginative brilliance and iconic mean-spirited comedy are fantastic. The premise lonely orphan embarks on transatlantic flight on a piece of fruit with giant bug companions is a humdinger, and the sunshiney conclusion to the brilliant protagonist's travails is exactly the sort of happily-ever-after such a dreamlike fantasy requires. James' tyrannical aunts, Sponge and Spiker, are deliciously hateable, and their demise, when it finally arrives, is grotesque and gleefully gratifying. The lively banter among the bugs, particularly the salty bickering between Centipede and Worm, is particularly entertaining. Most of the novel's high points are glimmers of what makes Dahl's later works so great, and perhaps it's only through the lens of his body of work that those moments really shine. Though it might not hold up as well as some of his other children's novels, this one, reprinted here in a collectible hardcover with a charming peach-colored typeface, is notable for being his first and offering a tantalizing glimpse of the absurdity and black humor to come.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lane Smith trades stinky cheese for fantastic fruit with his black-and-white illustrations for Roald Dahl's classic 1961 novel, James and the Giant Peach. The reissue is timed to coincide with the release of the Disney animated motion picture based on Smith's suitably subversive visual interpretation. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fairy tales.
Publisher New York :Harper Children's Audio,2003
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Irons, Jeremy, 1948-
Harper Children's Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Jeremy Irons.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Disc 1 is an enhanced CD.
Description 3 audio discs (2 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0060542721
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