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Episode 31: James and the Giant Peach (Manuary)

By Alli Hoff Kosik

James and the Giant PeachMuch like a large piece of fruit, Manuary rolls on with Episode 31, in which we discuss Roald Dahl’s 1961 classic James and the Giant Peach. With the help of guest Chris Rosen, Alli wonders about just how violent and scary is too violent and scary for kids, considers how we should talk to young readers about grief and loneliness, and speculates on how creative (and maybe bizarre) Dahl must have been to think of worlds like this one. There’s also extensive conversation about giant bugs, of course. Chris Rosen is the editor-in-chief at TV Guide. Follow him on Twitter @chrisjrosen. CHECK OUT CHRIS’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting by William GoldmanWhich Lie Die I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade by William GoldmanAnd check out the Saving Private Ryan essay by William Goldman here. TUNE IN TO MY CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS’S WIFE KASE WICKMAN — HERE! MORE READING:“James and the Giant Peach review” (ThoughtCo., 2017)“7 juicy facts you didn’t know about James and the Giant Peach” (Penguin)“14 Larger-Than-Life Facts About James and the Giant Peach” (Mental Floss, 2016)Follow SSR on social media!Instagram // Facebook // TwitterSupport SSR on Patreon! **Please note that the Amazon links above are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase through these links. Please do not feel inclined to purchase unless you are excited to add these books to your TBR list!** 

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