“James crawled on for several more yards, and the suddenly – bang! – the top of his head bumped onto something extremely hard blocking his way . He touched it with his fingers. It certainly felt like wood, except that it was very jagged and full of deep grooves.”
James lived since he was four with two horrible aunts of his, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. They always gloated about how they were so beautiful and locked James up in his bedroom – a bare, tiny room which he stayed in most of the time, except when he was working for his aunts in the garden.
One sunny day out in the garden where Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker were sitting in their deckchairs sipping lemonade and fanning themselves, James was chopping blocks of the wood. Suddenly, he stopped and gaped at the sagging tree which normally was fruitless but at that moment it held a tiny golden peach which you could barely see. The next day, it had grown the size of a house and lines of gazing people were filing in their garden to take a glimpse at the magnificent peach. That evening, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker ordered James to collect all the sweet wrappers and banana peels left from the morning but as he started collecting litter a small bald man started creeping up to him and gave him a bag of glowing green worms. After that his life began to slowly change….
This book is for aged 8 or over and was very imaginative because James and his friends had numerous adventures in the story which interested me a lot. The publisher is Puffin Books.