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The BFG by Roald Dahl
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The BFG (1982)

by Roald Dahl

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The BFG is a novel that readers of all ages can enjoy, including myself. The writing is creative and engaging. The humor and made up words keep a reader engaged and curious about what exactly the writing is talking about. The plot was very enjoyable and it contained a really strong central message of making sure you always do the right thing.
  akern3 | May 18, 2015 |
The BFG is an adorable story of a girl and a giant and how they want to help save people from getting eaten by the other giants that live in Giant country. ( )
  lbradf4 | May 14, 2015 |
The BFG was a great relatable giant, very different from other normal giants. The author made very interesting characters and used great new invented words. The author’s use of new language was engaging and thoughtful. The overall message was to ensure positive to all and help others.
  achamb15 | May 13, 2015 |
I really enjoyed this book! It was a great change of pace from the other literature I've been reading throughout this semester. While the characters, along with the plot, are not very realistic, because it's a fantasy book, they were very enjoyable to follow throughout the story. I think this was one of my favorite books this semester partly because of its main message. The main message of the story is to always do the right thing. I also really enjoyed the made up words from the story. For example, gobblefunking, and referring to "human beings" as "human beans." It just made the story a very fun, and enjoyable, read. I would keep it in my future classroom. ( )
  CRoss13 | May 11, 2015 |
In my opinion this is a good book for older readers. The story line is fun friendly and upbeat, with an interesting plot and easy to follow sequences. I really liked that this chapter book included pictures. sketches to help build the characters and events. I did not however, like that the dialog between Sophie and the BFG included many grammatical errors that promote bag language, and could be confusing to young readers. ( )
  Lwatso7 | May 11, 2015 |
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The BFG captures the imagination of every adult and child with an imagination worth capturing. Wonderfully written, witty, courageous, understated and with such a strong morality, this book is a treaure for young and old readers alike. We have been blessed with the gift of language and writers like Roald Dahl allow themselves to roll in the hay with letters and words. The result is a story with a big heart and a dancing theme.
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Roald Dahlprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meek, ElinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Natasha, RichardsonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vriesendorp, HuberteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Olivia (20th April 1955 - 17th November 1962)
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Sophie couldn't sleep.
A brilliant moonbeam was slanting through a gap in the curtains. It was shining right onto her pillow.
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From: Scholastic.com

"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 an ingenious plot to free the world of troggle-humping — forever.

The BFG — Big Friendly Giant — is no ordinary bone-crushing giant: he is far too nice. How he and his tiny friend, Sophie, conspire to put an end to the loathsome activities of the other Giants is marvelously told by a writer and an artist who "are uncanny in their understanding of what children like to read and see". — The New York Times Book Review.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0142410381, Paperback)

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)

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:50:50 -0400)

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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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4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141805919, 0141322624, 0141332166, 014134301X

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