TRAVEL WITH JAMES ON A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL JOURNEY
OF NEW YORK CITY AS HE WOULD SEE IT TODAY
James and the Giant Peach is a classic fairy tale about a young boy, James, who travels across the Atlantic to New York City, high atop a giant peach, which magically grew to epic proportions in his yard in London. Escaping his cruel Aunts, James befriends an odd assortment of creatures, who live inside the peach: Miss Spider, Centipede, Earthworm, Old-Green-Grasshopper, and others. Using Miss Spider’s web, they capture seagulls who lift the peach into the sky and to the Big Apple. Before they can plan their descent, a passenger plane flies above them and cuts all of the lines at once. Miraculously, they land safely on the pinnacle of the Empire State Building. With the aid of New York City policemen and firemen, James and his friends are brought to street level and are welcomed lavishly. The city throws a parade in their honor, and by the end of the parade the entire peach has been eaten by local children, who want to taste the giant fruit. After the parade, James and his friends live happily ever after. The remaining peach pit is set up as a monument in Central Park, and James lives inside of it. So many children visit him, hoping to hear his story, that he decides to write a book about the journey.