Roald Dahl: Celebrating 100 Years
When I was in second grade, my teacher, Mrs. Hemeon, read James and the Giant Peach aloud. Mrs. Hemeon was a dynamic storyteller. The entire class was enraptured, the room was silent. And that's tough to accomplish with a room filled with second graders! Once we had finished the book, our class created a play based on the story and performed it for our parents. Truth be told, I sort of cheated that year. I didn't wait for Mrs. Hemeon to finish James and the Giant Peach. I just couldn't help myself. I checked out my own copy from the library