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Author: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Snatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780142410387
ISBN-10: 0142410381
Publication Date: 8/16/2007
Pages: 208
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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readabk avatar reviewed The BFG on + 62 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 2
A story about a girl and a friendly giant filled with the wry humor of the great Roald Dahl.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful, silly, sweet fun from Roald Dahl.
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Helpful Score: 1
The BFG by Roald Dahl was a very touching book. The book showed a lot of friendship between a friendly giant and a little girl. At first the little girl named Sophie was deathly afraid of the BFG, but then as he showed her that he was nice they both became very fond of each other. I would recommend this book to people of all ages who are looking for a little bit of adventure and friendship.

By: Brooke Brady
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