Publication Date: 1961
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 790L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level S
Interest Level: Grades 4-5
Major Awards: 1982 Massachusetts Children’s Award
Number of Pages: 176 pages
Approximate Word Count: 53,680 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 34 minutes reading James and the Giant Peach at 250 words per minute.
Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Book Themes: Freindship, Escape from Abuse, Abandonment, Transformation
Setting: England to New York
I'd rather be fried alive and eaten by Mexicans.
First Line: Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had had a happy life.
Point of View: Third Person