When he was four years old, James's parents were gobbled up by a rhinoceros not far from their seaside home, and he has since been forced to live with his horrid aunts, Spiker Trotter and Sponge Trotter, who treat him like a slave, keep him in the attic and only feed him fish heads. One afternoon when he is crying in the woods James stumbles across a friendly wizard, who mysteriously understands his plight and gives him some magic crystals that he promises will bring happiness. However, on the way back to the house James spills it onto a peach, which subsequently grows to an abnormal size.
Venturing inside the cavernous fruit, he discovers a rag-tag band of anthropomorphic insects who take him on a weird but wonderful journey...
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|“||A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men||”|