|James and the Giant Peach Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Dahl, Roald, Blake, Quentin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0142410365 ISBN-13: 9780142410363
Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2007
Annotation: When James drops magic crystals by the peach tree, the toy peach starts growing. Before long, its as big as a house and contains a secret entranceway.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Fairy tales.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
|Lexile Measure: 870|
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11|
|Book type: Juvenile Fiction|
|Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.00" W x 0.50" (0.30 lbs) 160 pages|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 232
Reading Level: 4.8 Interest Level: Middle Grades Point Value: 4.0
|Scholastic Reading Counts Info|
|Quiz #: Q06024
Reading Level: 6.7 Interest Level: Grades 3-5 Point Value: 8.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
When James drops magic crystals by the peach tree, the toy peach starts growing, and before long, its as big as a house, with a secret entranceway.
Contributor Bio(s): iv> Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.
After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing childrenís stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.
Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com
Quentin Blake is a well-known artist whose work has made him popular on both sides of the Atlantic. He has illustrated most of Roald Dahlís childrenís books as well as many others. He lives in London, where he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art.
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