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James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach | Roald Dahl
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A little magic can take you a long way.After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and 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. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friendsGrasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!From the Trade Paperback edition.
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madamereadsalot1
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Ive read this one a few times before, it's always been my favorite Dahl. It had been a while though, so it was nice to revisit a classic. #Authoramonth @Soubhiville
#wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan I love a good double dip. Dahl such a great author to pick. +16 1d
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nicebicycle
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I haven't read this one since I was a kid. It is fantastic. Definitely a good book to read aloud. #Authoramonth @Soubhiville

Soubhiville I‘ve never read this one, but I did enjoy the movie. 4d
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shannontevis

“A little magic can take you a long way.“ I thought this was a cute quote that really encompasses the whole story.

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shannontevis

I would read this to my class segments, like one chapter a day. This is how my teacher read this book to us, and it kept us engaged in the story and excited to read.

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shannontevis
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“James and the Giant Peach“ by Rolad Dahl, 2000. Modern Fantasy chapter book. My second grade teacher read this to my class, and I remembered being on the edge of my seat. The fantasy elements are the magic crystals that make the peach grow and transform.

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ravenlee
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I never read this as a kid, and I missed out. This is my brother‘s wonderful illustrated version (don‘t tell him I snitched it from mom‘s house), and it was fun. Typical Dahl escapades.

MidnightBookGirl I remember our teacher reading this to us in the 3rd grade! So good! 1w
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CPettersen
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This book is Roald Dahl‘s first children‘s novel about a young boy named James. James lives with his horrible aunts who treat him terribly, but one day he is given some magic crystals by a strange old man. It gets wild when the magic doesn‘t work on him but on a peach tree in their yard. This book would be an excellent book for an AS https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories/james-and-the... #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen UDL 2.1 should be utilized as some of the vocabulary is slightly difficult. Roald Dahl was famous for creating new words that are not normally used in daily speech so clarification on some terms might be needed. In conjunction with the UDL, ESOL strategy 29 could be used by providing reference literature such as the dictionary created by Oxford for Roald Dahl vocabulary. 1mo
DrSpalding Your last statement is such a fun fact! Now you really need to do an author study… Four books! (edited) 1w
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ChristySevern
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Reread a childhood favorite with my Bubba a few months ago. Dahl's stories are always a beloved classic in my home 🖤

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AkashaVampie
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#StoryBookSunday
Sundays is going to be a little hard for me. I never really read when I was younger. I had a problem when it came to reading.... so I didn't like it. I'm trying to think back and all I can think of is this book, reading it in class with the teacher.

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@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish

jlabombard10315 I never read this as a kid, but I remembered my baby brother loving it! Fast forward to about 28 years later. I now have a toddler who reminds me so much of my brother as a kid that we picked this up and enjoyed the whole story at 36 and 2. 😊💙 1mo
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Addison_Reads
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Another wonderful Roald Dahl book that uses #spiderwebs in some very unique ways. #screamathonphotochallenge Day 21 @4thhouseontheleft

Side note: my nephew played Earthworm in this musical last summer and if you ever get the chance to see the play, you should. The music in it is great. 💚

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mollywimmers1

“A little magic can take you a long way“

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mollywimmers1

my favorite part of the book was when they had landed in the ocean and to escape the sharks he had the spider and the worm spin web as strings to attach to seagulls and lift them out of the water to safety. It was cool to see James come up with something so creative and I think kids would love that imagination and fantasy of his plan

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mollywimmers1
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I LOVE THIS BOOK. I never actually read this as a child but everyone that saw me reading it was so excited as it was one of their favorites as a child. I read the whole book and loved all of the adventure. there wasn't a single minute where something exciting wasn't happening or about ton happen. I liked that it had a bit of a similar aspect as jack and the bean stalk with the magical seeds and giant food but had a completely unique storyline.

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Clairedannemiller
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“A little magic can take you a long way”

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Clairedannemiller

I would read this to a class of 3rds graders. This book is longer than most and a little more complex. 3rd graders would enjoy the fantasy of this book.

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Clairedannemiller
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This book is a modern fantasy. This is a chapter book and one of my favorite books. It‘s a very unique story. I love the storyline and all of the characters. The fantasy part of the story would be the giant peach. Another fantasy part is when the people inside the peach are bugs but they are talking like real people.

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mack2799

“There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven‘t started wondering about yet.”

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mack2799
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I think this modern fantasy book withholds a good plot and go background story before going into the more 'fantasy' aspects of it. It holds proposterous situations and exciting characters as well, that keep a reader interested as the plot goes on. Its believable, besides the big magical peach, and gives a sort of relateness to it. It helps give a more creative sense of selves to a student and holds a creative plot itself.

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mack2799

This book is about a boy who lives with a mean aunt. He learns how to exit his exhausting lifestyle when discovering an exotic peach with enchanted powers. With this peach, he makes his way to New York City to set life on a new adventure.

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rather_be_reading
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Havent watched this in years so I bought it on Amazon so i could watch it asap!! It was one of my favs as a kid.

TsundokuAleax Is this the stop motion one? I loved it but also have not seen it since I was a kid 2mo
rather_be_reading @TsundokuAleax yes but other stop motion films are "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "The Corpse Bride" 2mo
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cparsley

the quote I chose from this book was the first sentence “until he was four years old, james henry trotter has a happy life” this emphasized what we were talking about in class that it often seems like these stories start with normal people and normal lives

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cparsley

This would be good to teach to kids after other modern fantasy or chapter books becuase it can be a little scary and you want to start with simple ones

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cparsley
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This is a modern fantasy book. I liked the beginning of this book and the story overall i‘ve heard it lots since i was little.

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Plaidsticks
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Mehso-so

Not one of my favorites, but still a good classic read. #mordecaireads

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eve8
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I read this book with my class when I was in 5 grade and I love it. Its a book fun book for all ages.

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sammisho
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When you have the sense of humor of a 13 year old boy and your 7 yo doesn't understand why you are laughing so hard...

AmberWB 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Bradleygirl O Lord my mind has been defiled since the last time I read this it's too sad 🤣🤣 5mo
JackOBotts 🤣 Now here‘s the question: did Dahl do that intentionally for a laugh of his own? 🤣 5mo
Bklover 😂😂 5mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Spotted at Harvey Nicholls.

squirrelbrain oh my! 😋 5mo
Peddler410 I want! 5mo
CaroPi I so much need that chocolates in my life!!!! 5mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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My mom is moving (right across the street from me!!🤗) and cleaning out her house. She dropped off a bag of chapter books I had as a child. I kept the top six and gave my cousin the bottom two stacks for her classroom.

Cathythoughts 😀❤️ 5mo
teaa41 Solid choices to keep! The Egypt Game and My Side of the Mountain were two of my childhood favorites. 5mo
Smartypants I loved Wayside School and The Egypt Game! Great stack here. 5mo
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sammisho
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Up next! Luke said he wanted to read a book about a kid his own age, and big sister remembered that James was 7! Perfect!

LoverofLit I listened to this one last year and it was SO fun. I'm excited to hear what Luke thinks of it! 5mo
eve8 I love James and the giant peach, its funny and and magicle (edited) 5mo
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Powered_By_Plants
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In our Roald Dahl marathon it‘s James and the giant peach tonight 🍑 ..... so they are all rolling around inside the peach as it‘s rolling down the hill and then ....

This sentence stopped me in my tracks 🙈

🤣 I had to have a silent giggle 🙊 #bigkid

I‘m guessing Dahl was referring to the actual horns on Mr grasshoppers lap 🤔🤣....

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TracyReadsBooks
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Oops! Got distracted yesterday and didn‘t post my book covers. So, first week it was Sherlock and last week it was Persuasion for the win. Today I‘m going with two childhood favorites—this week it‘s a James and the Giant Peach vs. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Do you have a favorite?

emtobiasz James and the Giant Peach! Although, is that the first cover of that books to have no 🍑 at all? 5mo
TracyReadsBooks @emtobiasz That‘s a really good point! I had not noticed there wasn‘t a 🍑. And yes, you‘re right. I can‘t think of another cover that doesn‘t feature a peach prominently. 5mo
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Christinak
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#schoolsout and it‘s time for summer reading - grades 1-6 can get a free book if they complete a reading journal at Barnes and Noble https://dispatch.barnesandnoble.com/content/dam/ccr/pdf/2019/summer-reading/1232...

#SongsOfSummer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome!! 6mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing that! Awesome! 😎 6mo
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EmilieGR
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Lovely

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Bookwormjillk
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Road trip coming up. Packing starts with books!

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marypeyton

I love Roald Dahl as an author and always enjoyed his books as a child.

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marypeyton
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James and the Giant Peach is a modern fantasy book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Lane Smith. This story was published in 1961 and has been wildly spread and sparked popularity for decades. The main character is James and there are many others that he comes in contact with throughout the book! This is a magical book that I recommend.

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anniebananie22

“Good night, Ladybug-Good night, Miss Spider-” But before he could go through them all, he had fallen asleep.

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anniebananie22
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I enjoyed how the styles of the text moved with where the author decided to place the illustrations. I think this is a very unique technique and I admire it.

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anniebananie22
Pickpick

In this story James has always been an outside. He finds a belonging after entering a giant peach and making friends with a ladybug, grasshopper, and centipede. The elements of fantasy are obvious in the way he has human relationships with insects, but this story has a good message to children about friendship.

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HBecker20

“We are now about to visit the most marvelous places and see the most wonderful things!”

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HBecker20

I never really seemed to like this book as a kid, up until now. I think the movie just creeped me out a little too much, and veered me away from the book. This book would help a classroom unit on learning from people who are different from you. In the book, James trusted his new giant bug friends who love him by the end of the book. If James never opened up to the bugs, they might not have been friends.

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Panpan

This book is about the adventures of James, an orphaned young British boy. He is forced to live with his cruel aunts. James finds a way out when he discovers an enormous enchanted peach. After rolling into the sea inside the fruit, James accompanied by a crew of friendly talking insects, set sail for New York City.

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lauren_rese
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lauren_rese

This books is a book is a great book to keep in an Early Childhood classroom!

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lauren_rese
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This book shows the magic a boy sees when he discovers a peach. This is not an ordinary peach, but a peach that grows and grows, everyday until it is so giant. James enters into the peaches pit through a tunnel into a new world. One day the peach Rolls off the branch, taking James and his other friends across the Atlantic Ocean, with the fear of death but ending safely. Genre: Modern Fantasy; Published: 1961; Illustrator: Lane Smith