Ch 2: Characters in James & the Giant Peach

About This Chapter

The ''James & the Giant Peach'' Characters chapter of this ''James & the Giant Peach'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to analyze the characters at the heart of the novel. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the people who drive this story.

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Anyone who needs help learning about the characters within James & the Giant Peach will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to explore the qualities of the book's characters. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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  • Students who have fallen behind in their studying of the characters in James & the Giant Peach
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  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters of James & the Giant Peach for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • A close look at James' character
  • The roles of Miss Spider and Centipede
  • The characters of Grasshopper and Earthworm
  • Ladybug and silkworm
  • James' aunts
  • The parts played by the Cloud Men and Crocodile Tongues
  • Fleshing out the characters of Glow-Worm, Rhinoceros and the Magic Man

14 Lessons in Chapter 2: Characters in James & the Giant Peach
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James in James & the Giant Peach

1. James in James & the Giant Peach

In 'James & the Giant Peach,' the main character, James, goes through some hard times. But he learns many lessons and comes out a stronger, happier person by the end of the story. Let's discuss James and some of his important character traits.

Miss Spider in James & the Giant Peach

2. Miss Spider in James & the Giant Peach

Imagine you're about to begin a dangerous journey on a giant piece of magic fruit. Who would you like to accompany you? Believe it or not, a giant spider might be an excellent choice! Read on to learn about Miss Spider from James & the Giant Peach.

Centipede in James & the Giant Peach

3. Centipede in James & the Giant Peach

James & the Giant Peach features a colorful cast of characters who accompany James on his epic journey, none of whom are more aggravating or entertaining than Centipede! Keep reading to learn more about James' partner!

Grasshopper in James & the Giant Peach

4. Grasshopper in James & the Giant Peach

This lesson is about the character Old Green Grasshopper in 'James and the Giant Peach' by Roald Dahl. James is looking for friends, and with a little magic, he is able to find them. Let's jump right in and learn about the unexpected, but very welcome, friendship between Grasshopper and James.

Earthworm in James & the Giant Peach

5. Earthworm in James & the Giant Peach

This lesson is about Earthworm, the large, strange, talking insect in the story 'James and The Giant Peach'. Let's jump right in and learn more about Earthworm and his relationship with James.

Ladybug in James & the Giant Peach

6. Ladybug in James & the Giant Peach

This lesson talks about Ladybug - one of the creatures James meets when he finds a giant peach and crawls inside. Find out what makes the Ladybug in 'James and the Giant Peach' so likable.

Aunt Spiker in James & the Giant Peach

7. Aunt Spiker in James & the Giant Peach

She's mean and nasty. She treats James like a small insect she can just squish, and she only wants to make money. This lesson talks about Aunt Spiker, an interesting character in James & the Giant Peach.

Aunt Sponge in James & the Giant Peach

8. Aunt Sponge in James & the Giant Peach

Aunt Sponge was one of James' family members in James & the Giant Peach. She and Aunt Spiker made James do all of the housework and were very mean to James. Let's read on to learn more about Aunt Sponge and her role in the story.

Cloud Men in James & the Giant Peach

9. Cloud Men in James & the Giant Peach

Have you ever dreamt of men in the clouds? Maybe in your dreams, these men take care of the weather or paint the pictures you see when looking at the clouds. What if there were ~'Cloud-Men~'? James and his friends meet the cloud men and learn all about them in the story ''James and the Giant Peach''.

Crocodile Tongues in James & the Giant Peach

10. Crocodile Tongues in James & the Giant Peach

You might be wondering what crocodile tongues have to do with a little boy named James and a giant peach. Find out what happens when James is given a batch of crocodile tongues in the book James & the Giant Peach.

Silkworm in James & the Giant Peach

11. Silkworm in James & the Giant Peach

This lesson talks about the Silkworm in 'James & the Giant Peach'. Silkworm is one of the creatures that goes on an incredible adventure with James, traveling from England to New York City in a giant peach.

Glow-Worm in James & the Giant Peach

12. Glow-Worm in James & the Giant Peach

In this lesson, we'll get to know the Glow-worm, one of the creatures who has a grand adventure with a boy named James in 'James and the Giant Peach'. Find out about Glow-worm's special ability and how it helps the group.

Magic Man in James & the Giant Peach

13. Magic Man in James & the Giant Peach

This lesson is about the old Magic Man in the story, 'James and The Giant Peach,' by Roald Dahl. This mysterious character has a magical surprise that leads James on an unexpected journey to find happiness and friendship.

Rhinoceros in James & the Giant Peach

14. Rhinoceros in James & the Giant Peach

In 'James and the Giant Peach', by Roald Dahl, James is faced with a horrible tragedy when his parents are killed by a runaway rhinoceros. In this lesson, we'll look at the character of the rhinoceros and what it symbolizes for James throughout the story.

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