James and the Giant Peach

Follow James as he sets sail in a gigantic magical peach, with a crew of boy-sized bugs for company! James has had a rotten time since his parents died, leaving him stuck with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is massively fat with a face like a boiled ham. Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. It seems there’s no escape for James – until something odd happens. A peach at the bottom of the garden starts to grow and grow. Soon James finds himself inside the giant peach, making friends with some gigantic bugs. And that’s not all: the peach is moving!

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!

    Awards

    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

  • Awards

    Quentin Blake was awarded the 2012 Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to children’s literature.

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