Hello Internet;

I went shopping today and picked up a book that was very special to me; James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. I have a section of time each week to read a book to my junior students, and this is the first one I grabbed. There will be many, many more books. I can promise you that.

So, why is this book so special to me? It’s the very first play I remember seeing. Someone took me to see James and the Giant Peach in Hereford England. I can’t tell you what theater, or what year, or the company. I can tell you that the stage was a giant peach and it was the first time I saw a show done so well. The scene when they are stuck in the storm is seared into my brain. It’s crazy what you remember from childhood.

I thought I would bring it back full circle for nostalgia. I bought the book, read it to the children and maybe half were listening. I should have started it next week instead of the first day of school. Lessons learned.

James and The Giant Peach. Roald Dahl. Cover Art

James and The Giant Peach. Roald Dahl. Cover Art