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James and the Giant Peach; A Children's Story

James and the Giant Peach; A Children's Story

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James and the Giant Peach; A Children's Story

by Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First Edition, Second Isssue, with Bound by The Book Press, New York at colophon page. Fine in bright red cloth, in Near Fine dust jacket, small spot of soil front cover, price on jacket flap of $3.95 inked out with inked price of $3.29, a few small edge tears and chips, mainly at top edge and flap folds. With wonderful illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. This was Roald Dahl's first book for children. Basis for the 1976 BBC TV film starring Simon Bell, Anna Quayle, and Ann Beach, and the 1996 animated film starring Paul Terry, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Postlethwaite, and Susan Sarandon. A lovely copy of this enduring children's favorite story. . First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. Tall 8vo.


James and the Giant Peach is a popular children's novel written in 1961 by British author Roald Dahl. The novel features an English orphan boy named James Henry Trotter cared for by his two abusive aunts. James finds a tunnel in a gigantic peach and enters into a magical world where he befriends seven bugs. He proceeds to embark on a wild adventure with his insect friends, getting into trouble and saving them from sticky situations. The book has frequently become the target of censorship due to its infrequent gruesome and potentially horrifying content. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1996.

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On Mar 13 2016, Peterfryer said:
This is a First printing of the trade edition bound in green and black cloth with gold lettering on spine. Not an ex-library Edition or the school edition which can be identified by the red binding.

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James and the Giant Peach; A Children's Story
Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert
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First Edition
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Tall 8vo
0.00 lbs
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