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Author: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
"Well, first of all, " said the BFG, "human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist." — Sophie discovers that giants not only exist, but that there are a great many of them who like to guzzle and swallomp nice little chiddlers. But not the Big Friendly Giant. He and Sophie cook up...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140340198
ISBN-10: 014034019X
Publication Date: 1/9/1989
Pages: 208
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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A wonderful, scarey, funny book about a little girl who meets a giant....but not just any giant a BFG--Big Friendly Giant! Your kids (especially boys) will love reading this book! Read to find out how a little girl and a friendly giant rid the world of evil giants!
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A story about a girl and a friendly giant filled with the wry humor of the great Roald Dahl.
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Evidently not even Roald Dahl could resist the acronym craze of the early eighties. BFG? Bellowing ferret-faced golfer? Backstabbing fairy godmother? Oh, oh ... Big Friendly Giant! This BFG doesn't seem all that F at first as he creeps down a London street, snatches little Sophie out of her bed, and bounds away with her to giant land. And he's not really all that B when compared with his evil, carnivorous brethren, who bully him for being such an oddball runt. After all, he eats only disgusting snozzcumbers, and while the other Gs are snacking on little boys and girls, he's blowing happy dreams in through their windows. What kind of way is that for a G to behave?
The BFG is one of Dahl's most lovable character creations. Whether galloping off with Sophie nestled into the soft skin of his ear to capture dreams as though they were exotic butterflies; speaking his delightful, jumbled, squib-fangled patois; or whizzpopping for the Queen, he leaves an indelible impression of bigheartedness. (Ages 9 to 12)
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The BFG is truly one of Roald Dahl's best books and a huge favourite at our house. It's a laugh out loud tale with all sorts of signature Roald Dahl silliness that will delight your kids.
Sophie, who is an orphan, catches a glimpse of something mysterious out of her window during the witching hour one night. Something mysterious and taller than the house across the street - a giant! So begins a wonderful friendship and a touching parable about what it means to be different and to be true to yourself. My 5 year old loves this book and we've read it over and over.
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My son, age 7 at that time absolutely loved this book. In fact Dahl has become one of his favorite authors.
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"The BFG" stands for Big Friendly Giant and that's what this book is about. A little girl named Sophie befriends the BFG and they have adventures together.
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Very entertaining! A perfect book for kids, teens, and even adults!