Book Review: James and the Giant Peach


Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Age Level: 8-12 years
Publishers: Knopf Books for Young Readers; Revised edition (September 10, 2002)
ISBN: 9780375814242

My favourite story is James and the Giant Peach by Ronald Dahl. The book is illustrated by Quentin Blake.

James Henry Trotter, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge are the characters of the story. James Henry Trotter is the main character.

The story is about a small boy called James who lived with his gentle parents beside the sea. There were many children to play with him near his house. One day his parents went to London for shopping and were eaten by a rhinoceros. Poor James went to live with his selfish aunts, Sponge, and Spiker.

James’ aunts made him work for one whole year. After two years a giant peach grew on the tree and his aunts told him to pluck the peach. When James went near the peach tree he saw a door. He opened the door and went in to start his adventure. In the end, James came to live in his own place with his friends.

I like the story because James went on an adventure and met many characters.


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