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James and the Giant Peach
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January 10, 2011
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March 3, 2011
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Reasons banned: Mysticism, sexual inferences, profanity, racism, references to tobacco and alcohol, promo…more

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What Members Thought

Elizabeth
I read James and the Giant Peach in 3rd grade because my teacher was going to read it out loud to the class and wanted to know if it was appropriate. I told her that I liked it, but not as much as Matilda, which I had read just before. Though I was not sure if the word "shit" was appropriate for the kindergarteners. I think it was "shit," but maybe "ass" or something like that. She ended up asking me to read it to the class, and she told me I could substitute any word I liked for the swear.
Steven
There are many things I love about this book, but one of my favorite is the cover with its image of a giant peach. I love peaches - heck, I married one. Everytime I am down in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace.
nawir nawir
Dec 08, 2011 nawir nawir marked it as to-read
Maree
Jul 22, 2011 Maree added it
Shelves: childhood
Michelle Cavalier
Mar 23, 2011 Michelle Cavalier marked it as to-read
Shelves: own, middle-grade
Erik
Jul 06, 2008 Erik added it
Shelves: to-re-read, fiction
Katie
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Shelves: ella-s-list
Jessica Rendall
Oct 23, 2013 Jessica Rendall marked it as to-read
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