James and the Giant Peach
Puffin Books, 1996 - 126 頁
From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!
Roald Dahl was a champion of the underdog and all things little--in this case, an orphaned boy oppressed by two nasty, self-centered aunts. How James escapes his miserable life with the horrible aunts and becomes a hero is a Dahlicious fantasy of the highest order. You will never forget resourceful little James and his new family of magically overgrown insects--a ladybug, a spider, a grasshopper, a glowworm, a silkworm, and the chronic complainer, a centipede with a hundred gorgeous shoes. Their adventures aboard a luscious peach as large as a house take them across the Atlantic Ocean, through waters infested with peach-eating sharks and skies inhabited by malevolent Cloudmen, to a ticker-tape parade in New York City.
This happily ever after contemporary fairy tale is a twentieth-century classic that every child deserves to know. And Lane Smith's endearingly funny illustrations are a perfect match for the text.
All the gruesome imagery of old-fashioned fairy tales and a good measure of their breathtaking delight. --Kirkus Reviews
A stunning book, to be cherished for its story, a superb fantasy. --The Chicago Tribune
The most original fantasy that has been published in a long time...[it] may well become a classic. --San Francisco Chronicle
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - tanaise - LibraryThing
I loved this book when my dad read it to me. And then I grew up and read it myself and HOLY CRAP, ROALD DAHL WAS INSANE. There are giant bugs! It was so gross. And the cloud people, they were scary. 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - brittaniethekid - LibraryThing
I re-read this via the read-a-long with Taika Waititi (and friends) on YouTube. It's not my favourite Roald Dahl book but the different actors reading it made it a lot more fun than I remember. It's still best as a stop-motion animated film though. 閱讀評論全文