Sunday, February 1, 2015

James & the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach is the first book I read for literature in 4th grade.

James and the Giant Peach is about a boy who loses his parents and has to go live with his mean aunts who don't treat him correctly.  He talks to a man who gives him a sack of jumping, glowing green beans, but he loses them in the ground near his peach tree.  The peach tree never grew any peaches.  But then, one day, it grew a peach, and that peach kept getting bigger and bigger.  It finally got as big as a shed! The ants thought they could make some money off of it and a bunch of people came to see the peach.

James got stuck cleaning up after all the people.  While he was cleaning up, he was really hungry, so he took a bite out of the peach.  Eventually, he bit himself a tunnel, right to the center of the giant peach.  He then pushed at the pit and a door in the pit opened.  He walked out and met some new bug friends.  The next day, while the ants were selling tickets to see the peach, Centipede broke through the stem of the peach.  The peach started rolling and it squashed James' aunts!  It rolled all the way through the town and into the ocean.  And then the real adventure began!

I really liked the book because it seemed like the group would get into trouble, but they always found a way out of it.

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