James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is the most marvellous adventure of James and his incredible journey. With Quentin Blake's illustrious illustrations in magnificent full colour. An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James' parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine..."A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head" sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II.Roald Dahl died in 1990. Quentin Blake has won many awards. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate. Six years later he received a CBE for services to children's literature, and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.