Throwback Thursday

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Throwback Thursday – this is a weekly event hosted by me! It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take the icon and use it on your blog!

This week's throwback is: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl


A little magic can take you a long way.

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. Then James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit, and when he crawls inside, he meets a bunch of marvelous oversized friends — Old Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Miss Spider, and more.

After years of feeling like an outsider in the house of his despicable Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, James has finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the exciting adventure begins!

I used to looooove this book! (I don't remember if this is the same cover as the one I read or not). When I was around 8ish, this was my favorite book. I am slowly building up a children's book shelf and collecting some childhood favorites. I need to add this to it. Reading Harry Potter sort of reminds me of this book in a way. I need to re-read it one day because it's been a while!


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