What is JacketFlap

  • JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans.
    Join now (it's free).

Book Creators

Upcoming Events

  • None

Recent Blog Posts

These are the most recent 10 blog posts about James and the Giant Peach in JacketFlap's Children's Publishing Blog Reader


Book Awards

Editorial Reviews


JacketFlap Sponsors

Spread the word about books.
Put this Widget on your blog!
  • Powered by JacketFlap.com

Are you a book Publisher?
Learn about Widgets now!

James and the Giant Peach

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 48,141 Ratings and 1,588 Reviews

Book Description
When James Henry Trotter accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, 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. James discovers a secret entrance way into the peach, and when he crawls inside, he meets many marvelous over sized friends, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Miss Spider, and more. A... More
Book Information
PublisherScholastic, Inc.
BindingPaperback (126 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages160
Publication Date/1996
Read the First Chapter of James and the Giant Peach for Free
The Creators
About Roald Dahl (Author) : Roald Dahl is a published author, compiler, creator, editor, illustrator, and a narrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Roald Dahl include The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and... more
View Roald Dahl's profile
You must be a member of JacketFlap to add a video to this page. Please Log In or Register.
Reader Comments
11/18/2014 Lindsay Marchant

Add your reply to Lindsay       

7/29/2012 Samantha Parson said: An incredibly fun book for children to read aloud - performed this in Drama class in high school and it's still fun even at an older age!
tags: I read, I recommend, Inspired me

Add your reply to Samantha       

6/20/2010 Matt Cline said: Love Roald Dahl's books but I think this one is the best! It's books like this that inspired me to write. Anything can happen in your story!

Add your reply to Matt       

1/14/2010 Jennie wilson

Add your reply to Jennie       

12/15/2009 Samantha Parson tagged as: I recommend, I read

Add your reply to Samantha       

11/17/2009 jacklyn curb said:
A little boy begins an enchanting adventure when he accidentally spills some magic crystals he was supposed to drink. Through a series of peculiar events he attains what he always dreamed of and more. The book has many short chapters and is hard to put down. The reader has immediate sympathy for the... more

tags: funny, I recommend, I read

Add your reply to jacklyn       

7/2/2009 Sherri Adams said: The boys and I loved this one. Charlie has already checked it out from the library a second time!
tags: I recommend

Add your reply to Sherri       

6/30/2009 Nicole Downing said: Visit my blog for a review on this book http://snikysnake.blogspot.com/

Add your reply to Nicole       

6/23/2009 julia b tagged as: I recommend, I read

Add your reply to julia       

10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 28644
tags: children's lit

Add your reply to Angela       

6/8/2008 Tracy Jackson

Add your reply to Tracy       

8/31/2007 Amy Moreno tagged as: I Read, I Read

Add your reply to Amy       

8/31/2007 Amy Moreno tagged as: I Read, I Read

Add your reply to Amy       

8/28/2007 Susan Mitchell tagged as: I Read

Add your reply to Susan       

8/21/2007 Jen D. Wood tagged as: Inspired me

Add your reply to Jen D.       

1/11/2007 Tracy O'Daniel

Add your reply to Tracy       

Log In or Register to leave a comment about this book.

Amazon US Reviews
Write a review on Amazon.com for this book
Amazon UK Reviews
Write a review on Amazon.co.uk for this book
Barnes & Noble Reviews
Write a review on Barnes & Noble for this book
Goodreads Reviews
Write a review on Goodreads for this book