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The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG (1982)

by Roald Dahl

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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.
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This is an amusing (non-politically correct) children's book about the fascinating adventures of a quirky, lovable giant, his not-so-lovable neighbours, and a little girl. The illustrations by Quentin Blake also add to the enjoyment of this book. ( )
  ElentarriLT | Mar 24, 2020 |
Was reading this to Colleen, then she started reading it to herself. Then she finished it without me!

I liked it pretty well, but did think it was a tad weird that the BFG's morals seemed to change around the middle of the book. (A better description and analysis is in this review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/13975039) ( )
  livingtech | Mar 18, 2020 |
The Big Friendly Giant works with a little girl to save children from being eaten! ( )
  addunn3 | Mar 17, 2020 |
I love this story. It is magical and Roald Dahl is such a talented author! It is about a land of giants and a little girl who gets immersed into it. Overall, it is a very unique read! ( )
  shannonopdahl | Feb 9, 2020 |
What a wonderful audiobook to listen to. I was unfamiliar with the story and really enjoyed it. I’m working my way through Roald Dahl’s collection and love the style he wrote in. The unique characters and storylines are like no other. Love them! ( )
  BookishHooker | Dec 16, 2019 |
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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.
added by bogs | editNew York Times, bogs (Oct 8, 2009)

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dahl, Roaldprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dahl, Tor EdvinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meek, ElinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Quidam, AdamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Richardson, NatashaReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vriesendorp, HuberteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ziliotto , DonatellaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141805919, 0141322624, 0141332166, 014134301X

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