A young boy named James, after being orphaned and forced to live with his cruel aunts, embarks on a magical adventure inside a giant peach. Alongside a group of anthropomorphic insects who also reside in the peach, James navigates through a series of fantastical events, including battling pirate-like creatures and flying across the Atlantic Ocean to New York City. This whimsical journey helps James escape his miserable life and find a new family amongst his insect friends.
The 1417th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 80th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
- 145th on The Big Read (BBC)
- The 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time (Time)
- As if You Don't Have Enough to Read, Fiction Edition (New York Times)