I have featured works by, and biographies of, the great Roald Dahl a few times in the past, and I always mentioned that he is one of my all-time favorite authors. It was the works of Mr. Dahl that really got me excited about reading when I was young, and even as an adult I have re-read many of his works and appreciated them on a whole other level. Simply put, the dude was a genius. I have recently been revisiting his better-known works, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and just the other day I finished the great James and the Giant Peach. Having last read this classic about 20 years ago (aloud to someone I was dating at the time – it was our thing) I found this delightful tale to be as entertaining as ever.

About James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl:

“James as he escapes from his horrible aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures. This dramatization of Roald Dahl’s hugely popular book can be staged in school, acted out at home or simply read together by a group of fiends. With suggestions for staging, props and lighting. Roald Dahl died in 1990 but his books continue to be worldwide bestsellers. Richard George was an American elementary school teacher when he adapted James and the Giant Peach as a school play. Roald Dahl loved it and wrote an introduction.”

If you grew up a fan of Mr. Dahl I encourage you to rediscover him and share his works with people in your life young and old. If you have never read any of his works, I envy you, as you will have the great pleasure of discovering something great for the first time.

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is available from Amazon and other fine retailers everywhere.