When James Henry Trotter’s parents are eaten by an escaped rhinoceros, he is sent to live
with his two repulsive aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Miserable, James dreams of the time he
spent with his parents, when he was happy.
Then one hot day, something peculiar happens and an enormous peach grows in their back
garden. Soon James, together with a handful of very special insects, and The Giant Peach
are all rolling away from his horrible aunts, down the hill, and off on an enormous