James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl - Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Disgusting little beast, filthy nuisance, hideous brat! James's Aunts, Spiker and Sponge are always calling him names. They beat him and starve him and make his life a misery. If only his parents hadn't been eaten by an angry escaped rhinoceros, he wouldn't be in this mess. But one day he meets a mysterious man who gives him a bag of magic crocodile tongues and so begins the adventure of his dreams!