This week's Based on the Book feature is James and the Giant Peach by Ronald Dahl, which was made in to a movie by Disney in 1996. It is the story of a young man named James who lives with his two atrocious and verbally abusive aunts. With a bit of magic, James is swept away across the ocean on a giant peach accompanied by a cast of interesting insects.
Ronald Dahl has written numerous books for the young reader, most of which involve magic and zany characters, and include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and The BFG (The Big Friendly Giant).
His books are wonderful reading for both the young, old and in between. We have James and the Giant Peach both in print and also on VHS.
Here is the original movie trailer: