James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl [U.S. FIRST EDITION / 1961]
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION  ALFRED A KNOPF
Later Printing // circa 1989.
With original full color illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert.
Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition. Dust jacket has some small tears to edges and a hint of discoloration; but is overall excellent and in tact. Housed in a protective brodart jacket.
Book itself is tightly bound w/ clean unmarked pages. Some soiling to boards / text block. Publishers mark on top of text block. Reads beautifully!
When James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, 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. When James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit and crawls inside, he meets wonderful new friends--the Old-Green-Grasshopper, the dainty Ladybug, and the Centipede of the multiple boots.
After years of feeling like an outsider in his aunts' house, James finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach household starts rolling away--and the adventure begins!