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The Bfg

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake

Puffin | August 21, 2007 | Trade Paperback

The Bfg is rated 4.8462 out of 5 by 13.
Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It''s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.76 × 5.06 × 0.58 in

Published: August 21, 2007

Publisher: Puffin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142410381

ISBN - 13: 9780142410387

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of Roald Dahl's best The BFG by Roald Dahl is one of his best children's books that neither taught bad lessons, nor was uninteresting for adults. There were many interesting concepts about dreams being caught and giants living secretly among humans. There wasn't many repetitive sentences, there was humour in the descriptions, and a shocking ending. The beginning of the novel is extremely interesting that it makes you want to know more. If an adult enjoyed this children's book, then children will definitely enjoy The BFG! The BFG begins when Sophie, an orphan, awakes in what she believes is The Witching Hour, when everything is so quiet that is seems like the whole world is asleep. She looks outside and sees a huge giant, 24 feet tall, peeking into the neighbours’ houses. She is terrified, but is unable to scream. The giant spots her, and notices that she has seen him, so he takes her from her bedroom to his own country. Learn the secrets of the giants and the dangers they bring to humans. 4.5/5
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A childhood favourite passed on again and again... I loved this tale as a child, and Dahl is loved by my niece and nephew today. This tale, wittily told as all Dahl tales are, is the story of orphaned Sophie, who is snatched up by a giant, and figures she's going to get bone crunched. But this giant is the BFG - the Big Friendly Giant - and the two of them working together might just be enough to stop the rest of the nasty giants from bone-crunching their way into a childless world. Joyfully illustrated and hilarious to read aloud, this one is sure to delight everyone.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun!!! Sophie, a young orphaned girl, looks out her window one night to see a great big giant with an instrument that looks like a trumpet, blowing stuff into other windows on her street. Scared, she goes back to her bed but this giant has huge ears and can hear anything and he picks her up and takes her back to his cave. This isn't a scary giant though, this is the Big Friendly Giant (BFG, which I'll admit, I entertained for a while was a different F word!). When Sophie learns of the nasty other giants that eat children, she and the BFG come up with a grand scheme to stop the giants before they hurt anyone else. This book is so cute and the illustrations add nicely to the story. Although I enjoy how the BFG talks (which is in improper grammar), this could be confusing for a child who you would read the book to. But the book promotes education, which is great. It's also quite a good story of good vs bad. Most importantly, it's a fun book!
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated out of 5 by from Winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award The witching hour. Every child's worst nightmare. And, on one particularly gloomy night, a nightmare becomes reality for little Sophie, a resident of one of London's orphanages, as she is snatched from her bed by a monstrous creature. So Dahl begins The BFG, but it doesn't take long to discover that the monster, otherwise known as BFG, is just what his acronym stands for: Big Friendly Giant. The BFG by Roald Dahl is a book with multiple messages of compassion, bravery and looking beyond appearance. “Don't judge a book by its cover,” so Dahl appears to say, don't judge a creature by its giant-ness. The BFG also is a story about ingenuity and the magic of dreams. Through it all, Dahl creates one of children's literature's most beloved characters, the big, friendly giant, BFG. Who wouldn't want to curl up in his ear, careful not to fall into its chambers, and whiz across land and sea to the faraway world of the giants? Natasha Richardson, who reads the story, demonstrates her acumen in the voice of little Sophie. Richardson's ability to change voices from a little British orphan to a monstrous giant is remarkable. Her transformation from the BFG to the other ogre giants is equally thrilling. Perhaps most fun for kids of all ages, is Dahl's imaginative play on and with words Dahl peppers throughout his story. Richardson's delivery thoroughly enhances the book; it's great fun to hear her adaptation of his hilarious words. Add to her performance, Dahl's ingenious language and highly entertaining story, and you have one of the best audio books around. And, I'm not twiddling your leg.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If only there were more Roald Dahls in the world.. Roald Dahl is really a one-of-a-kind author. One thing we are definitely lacking these days are good children's authors. There's so much stupid kids literature out there these days. Nothing that is fun for kids but also challenges their vocabulary a little. Everything is dumbed-down for them. But with Roald Dahl, things are different. He doesn't talk down to kids - he creates a kind of complicity between him and the child. The BFG is a wonderful example of this and every child should read it (as well as a few adults)
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BFG The Bfg is an amazing book I really enjoyed this book alot. My fav part of this book was the part when Sophie (main character) was reading the dreams that the giant had caught (the giant cathches dreams unlike his disgusting neighboors that eat peaple.) When Sophie finds out there off to England she has to put an end to giants eating peaple. How you ask??? read the book and find out!! This book is amazing I highly suggest it to all readers!!!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BFG I find this is a REALLY good book.My teacher picks books for our class to read and all are class agreed on the BFG.When we finished the book we all loved it.We told are teacher that we were going to tell all are friend about this book.I'm telling you now you will love this book.I recomend this book highly.I would give this book A 100 000 000 000 STARS.If you've read this book read Charlie And The Chocolate Factory,Goerge's Marvalous Medicine,or any other Roald Dohl books.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the friendliest giant When I was 7 years old my mother read this to me and I loved it. I dicided to read it myself and I did. I loved it so because of the imagination and caracters that put the whole story together. When Sopie was kidnapped by this giant it was scary but when I found out he was a friendly giant I cried with joy. This was also one of the first books I had read that made me laugh. The best part of this book is when the giant goes to visit the queen and eats with a pitchfork and sword. I would definetly recomend this book to friends and family.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the friendliest giant When I was 7 years old my mother read this to me and I loved it. I dicided to read it myself and I did. I loved it so because of the imagination and caracters that put the whole story together. When elizebith was kidnapped by this giant it was scary but when I found out he was a friendly giant I cried with joy. This was also one of the first books I had read that made me laugh. The best part of this book is when the giant goes to visit the queen and eats with a pitchfork and sword. I would definetly recomend this book to friends and family.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Want to Read? Hi! My name is Elizabeth I read the book "The BFG". I thought it was really good. In total I,ve read it about four times. If you need a book to read and you have'nt read this one then read it. If you've read it and you need something else to read I strongly suggest the "Harry Potter" seires (which I also wrote reviews for).
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended This book is sure going to impress you .I never put it down. It's an very exciting book with lots of sepence. I really incourage you to read this wonderful, exciting book!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful story This is my favorite book in the entire world. I got it for my birthday when I was 7 and 7 years later, I have the same copy, old and worn. This story is the best you will come across. I recommend it to any children in search of an adventure, and any adult in seach of a childhood.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BFG ROALD DAHL AND HIS BOOKS RULE!!!!!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The BFG A really fasinating book One of Roald Dahls best I highly recommmend it
Date published: 2013-10-24

– More About This Product –

The Bfg

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.76 × 5.06 × 0.58 in

Published: August 21, 2007

Publisher: Puffin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142410381

ISBN - 13: 9780142410387

About the Book

The Big Friendly Giant is one of Dahl's most lovable characters. Whether galloping off with Sophie nestled next to his ear; speaking his delightful, jumbled, squib-fangled patois; or whizzpopping for the Queen, he leaves an indelible impression of bigheartedness.

From the Publisher

Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It''s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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