Poor Glowworm, she's a little deaf.
Mr. Grasshopper to James.

The Glowworm is one of the tritagonists and major characters in James and the Giant Peach.


James and the Giant Peach

She first appears when James climbs inside the peach, having been transformed. She is like a grandmotherly figure to James. She hangs in a lantern and lights up the inside of the peach with her tail and has bad hearing. She accompanies the others on their journey to New York City. She and the others are separated from James during an attack from the Rhino, but they later reunite with James, who has transformed back into his normal form, and she aids in the capture of Spiker and Sponge. She later lives with the others in Central Park, and becomes a new light torch for the Statue of Liberty, saving the city millions of dollars on power.



  • In the book, she was not hard-of-hearing.
  • Her voice actress, Miriam Margolyes also played Aunt Sponge in the movie.
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