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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
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Jan 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s-and-ya, fantasy
Read on January 24, 2011

Today is a day for revisiting old favourites, clearly. I have an excuse, I swear! I'm doing 20th Century Children's Lit next semester (for lack of decent medieval courses I haven't already taken, murr). So this is all relevant, right?

Anyway, it's amazing how this book makes things as scary as giant insects fun and reassuring. It didn't work in general, but I was rather fond of Miss Spider. I smiled at the tiny bit of education about insects and their uses that gets worked into the story...

My favourite part is the Cloud-Men, painting a rainbow.

I wonder if the man at the beginning who gave James the bag of magic things knew what would happen, really. It all turned out just as he said, marvellous and wonderful, and James was never lonely again, after all.
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K.D. Absolutely Wow, revisiting old favorites day! How I wish I would have a day like that! Cheers, Nikki!

Nikki I'm even having a whole week of it, really. Hurrah for time between exams and the new term!

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