The BFG

by Roald Dahl

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | November 2, 1993 | Hardcover

The BFG is rated 4.53846153846154 out of 5 by 13.

Roald Dahl's beloved novel hits the big screen in July 2016 in a major motion picture adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg from Amblin Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures.

When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But instead the two join forces to vanquish the nine other far less gentle giants who threaten to consume earth’s children. This beautiful hardcover gift edition of Dahl's classic features the original illustrations by Quentin Blake, as well as a silk ribbon marker, acid-free paper, gilt stamping on a full-cloth cover, decorative endpapers, and a sewn binding.


Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.3 × 6.39 × 0.85 in

Published: November 2, 1993

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679428135

ISBN - 13: 9780679428138

Found in: Adventure
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The BFG I was very little when I got this book as a christmas present. So when I read it I was scared that some giant was going to eat me! But in the book they were thrown in a pit and of course it's fiction so I stoped being scared of The Bloodbottler, The Gizzardgulper, The Meatdripper, The Childchewer, The Fleshlumpeater, The Bonecruncher, The Manhugger, The Maidmasher, and The Butcher Boy.This why I say 3 stars.
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bfg I like this book because its funny and intresting and,i little bit sceary and i loved this book lol@
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The BFG A funny book lots of characters such as:Sopie the hero The bfg a good giant and the bad giants I will try to remember 3 of them :) bloodbottler maidmasher gizzertgullper also there are weird like srumdiddleumshs.hope you like the book!!!!
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The bfg A girl is taken from her bed The bfg takes her to his cave And introduced you to snozcumbers They go on an adventure To see the queen They go and capture the bad giants They dig a big hole The queen makes a ginormas house for the Big freindly giant
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BFG Loved it as much as i did as a kid.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Angry and nice It was perfect
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Angry and nice Very interesting and amazing and very exciting book to read. Every page you flip is exciting everyone should read this amazing book!!!
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I read this and it's totally awesome I love this book. The words are funny like wizzpopping.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BFG The BFG is an AWESOME book not just for kids, for adults too! You should read it today!
Date published: 2013-10-22
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: 2008-11-19
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: 2008-05-03
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: 2007-12-12
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: 2001-05-12

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The BFG

The BFG

by Roald Dahl

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.3 × 6.39 × 0.85 in

Published: November 2, 1993

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679428135

ISBN - 13: 9780679428138

From the Publisher

Roald Dahl's beloved novel hits the big screen in July 2016 in a major motion picture adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg from Amblin Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures.

When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But instead the two join forces to vanquish the nine other far less gentle giants who threaten to consume earth’s children. This beautiful hardcover gift edition of Dahl's classic features the original illustrations by Quentin Blake, as well as a silk ribbon marker, acid-free paper, gilt stamping on a full-cloth cover, decorative endpapers, and a sewn binding.


About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to 'a wonderful faraway place'. In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.The BFG is dedicated to the memory of Roald Dahl's eldest daughter, Olivia, who died from measles when she was seven – the same age at which his sister had died (fron appendicitis) over forty years before. Quentin Blake, the first Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books.

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Kidsnatched 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

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12