Forgot your password?  

James and the Giant Peach Summary
Roald Dahl

Everything you need to understand or teach James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

  • James and the Giant Peach Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 James and the Giant Peach Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

James and the Giant Peach Summary

Plot Summary

James and the Giant Peach is the story of a young boy who escapes an abusive home in a magical peach. Along the way, he makes new friends, and discovers the joys of freedom and friendship, which had previously been alien ideas to him.

At the opening of the novel, James is living with his two terrible aunts after an accident at the zoo claimed the lives of both his parents. Upon moving in with his aunts, James' life of abuse begins immediately. His aunts treat him terribly, forcing him to work all day long, denying him any friends or schooling, and calling him names. James is terribly surprised then, when he finds a mysterious old man hiding in the bushes. The man gives James a bag full of magic beans and warns him to be very careful with them as they are extremely powerful. While he is...

(read more from the Study Guide)

Study Pack

The James and the Giant Peach Study Pack contains about 22 pages of study material in 5 products, including:

James and the Giant Peach Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

James and the Giant Peach Lesson Plans contain 124 pages of teaching material, including:

Follow Us on Facebook