James and the Giant Peach
Page Count: 160
Age Range: 7 and up
James is a young boy who lives with his crazy, abusive aunts. He wants more than anything to escape them. One day a wizard gives him some magic crystals, one of which hits the ground and turns a peach into the size of a house. When James goes inside, he meets a Spider, a Centipede, a Ladybug, a Grasshopper, an Earthworm and a Glowworm. At first he is afraid, but eventually the bugs become his family and when the peach starts rolling, James and his family begin an amazing adventure across the Atlantic Ocean!
Dahl has written this book for kids who love a good fantasy adventure. In the book James gets justice from his aunts, creates new friendships, and faces his fears which can be inspiring to any student.