Sunday, December 13, 2009

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, reviewed by Shiv Kataria

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Reviewed by
Name: Shiv Kataria (9 years)
School: Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, Humayun Road, New Delhi.

Central idea:

James’ aunts, Spiker and Sponge are always calling him names. They beat him and starve him and make his life miserable. If only his parents hadn’t been eaten by an angry, escaped rhinoceros, he wouldn’t be in this mess. One day, he meets a mysterious man who gives him a bag of crocodile tongues and so begins the adventure of his dreams. James along with his insect friends like the centipede, grasshopper, silkworm, glow-worm, ladybird and earthworm find themselves inside a giant peach. The peach starts growing bigger and bigger and breaks away from the tree. It falls into the sea, is attacked by sharks and then pulled out by thousands of seagulls into the air like a huge balloon. James and all the insects inside it, have to save the peach from destruction. So, together they pitch in by contributing what they can do best. The peach goes through clouds, hailstorms and rainbows only to land in New York City. Here, thousands of children surround it and take a bite of the delicious, juicy peach.

Why would I recommend it to others ?

I would like to recommend this book to others because this book tells us how to survive in difficult situations by thinking wisely.

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