A little magic can take you a long way. After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!
Dear Read20 Book Club families,
James and the Giant Peach is a fantastically imaginative story about a boy, his new found insect friends, and a magical peach that grows and grows to become absolutely, positively giant! Your imagination will be stretched as the friends experience an adventure that changes their lives forever. With springtime just around the corner, I hope this book helps us all look forward to the possibility of new beginnings, explorations, and adventures as we welcome spring on March 20.
We have big plans for spring at the Tennessee Residence, as we look forward to planting our kitchen and cutting garden with lots of spring vegetables this month. Although we do not have plans to grow a giant-sized peach in our garden, it is magical to plant seeds and watch how they grow to produce delicious fruits and vegetables. If you would like to visit the Tennessee Residence garden, we offer free tours of the home and grounds and special programs for students including hands-on activities in the garden. We hope you and your family will come visit!
Thank you for your commitment to reading, and I hope you enjoy reading James and the Giant Peach!
First Lady of Tennessee