Roald Dahl James And The Giant Peach Book Report
This is when the journey of the creatures and James begins.
Throughout the story, James gets the feeling of belonging from the creatures.
(I am tempted to protest this rather exaggerated account of the flying abilities of seagulls, but then again this is a book with giant talking insects.) Oh, and in this reading, I just happened to notice that the peach just happens to happens to destroy a chocolate factory as it trundles on its path, spilling out rivers of melted chocolate, to the delight of nearby children—a hint of the next book, perhaps?
Unlike in typical quest stories, James has no particular reason to be in the sky at all—it’s all been just a series of peculiar incidents after peculiar incident.
The book also has some laugh out loud funny moments, although I must say, as an adult, that it is not as funny as I remember; I think you have to be seven to enjoy some parts of this book.
This time around, we read the book James and the Giant Peach written by Roald Dahl who is an English author.The story begins in the very real city of London and the shores of England, and ends in a very real location: New York City, and more precisely, the Empire State Building and Central Park.In between, of course, it’s all sheer fantasy: the voyage of a giant peach, carried by seagulls, all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, among the Cloud-Men who make hailstorms and snow and rainbows.begins in sudden, shocking tragedy, as young James Henry Trotter loses his parents to a rampaging rhinoceros.(Strikingly unusual deaths would remain a characteristic of Roald Dahl’s work, perhaps to assure children that this was very unlikely to happen to aunts, whose only saving grace is their capacity to speak in hilarious, egotistical rhymes.This ultimately teaches a person to genuinely care about others among yourself.Also, it shows that sometimes what others deem as “ridiculous” or “peculiar,” others see as wonderful and amazing.At this point we are introduced to the giant peach and the creatures living within it. Suddenly, he is awakened by the peach shifting and breaking off of its branch.As this is happening, James’ aunts are crushed and killed by the peach as it rolls away.And it’s nice to see the others get their happy endings too—almost all involving employment, I note, and I don’t think we want to think too hard about the one exception: the Ladybug who marries into the Fire Department.In fact let’s all try very hard not to think about this at all.