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James and the Giant Peach
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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
Jul 10, 2007 Steven rated it liked it
Shelves: kidatheart
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.
Robin
Jun 24, 2008 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 08, 2011 nawir nawir marked it as to-read
Maree
Jul 22, 2011 Maree added it
Shelves: childhood
Valerie
Jul 18, 2015 Valerie rated it really liked it
MM
Mar 23, 2011 MM marked it as to-read
Shelves: own, middle-grade
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Lisa
Nov 11, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing
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Mar 09, 2009 Borden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Erik
Jul 06, 2008 Erik added it
Shelves: fiction, to-re-read
Rick
Aug 08, 2012 Rick rated it really liked it
Lisa
May 05, 2008 Lisa rated it really liked it
Katie
Oct 05, 2014 Katie rated it liked it
Shelves: ella-s-list
Lisa
Jan 04, 2008 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ariana
Jan 04, 2008 Ariana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lisa
Sep 28, 2007 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roxie
Aug 29, 2007 Roxie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: old-favorites
Sabiel
Jul 31, 2007 Sabiel rated it really liked it
cat
Jul 28, 2007 cat rated it it was amazing
Michael
Jul 10, 2007 Michael rated it really liked it
Carina
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Taz
Jul 06, 2007 Taz rated it it was amazing
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