"James and the Giant Peach" is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl. Now with Quentin Blake's illustrious illustrations in ... Show synopsis "James and the Giant Peach" is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl. Now 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). With an exciting look into Roald Dahl's world. 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 is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.