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James and Giant Peach

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James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter pilot and screenwriter.Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, to Norwegian parents, he served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence agent, rising to the rank of Wing Commander. Dahl rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.[3][4] He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century".[5] In 2008 The Times placed Dahl sixteenth on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".[6] His short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour.

AGREE DISAGREE ______ ______ 1. Anyone forced to live with wicked relatives should run away. ______ ______ 2. Doing all the work around the house can be rewarding. ______ ______ 3. If there were magic crystals to make everyone happy there would be no more wars. ______ ______ 4. A dormant tree can never produce fruit. ______ ______ 5. Fear of the dark is an unnreasonable fear. ______ ______ 6. Finding a light at the end of a tunnel means that a problem has been solved. ______ ______ 7. Losing something valuable is not always a bad thing. ______ ______ 8. Earthworms are very useful creatures. ______ ______ 9. It is possible for a peach to grow the size of a house. ______ ______ 10. The air can be filled with many flying objects other than birds. ______ ______ 11. Discovering how an insect grows can be fascinating. ______ ______ 12. A peach could roll down the street only in a fantasy tale


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