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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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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!
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 22, 2023 |
I hate books that purposely use improper grammar. It is impossible to get into the story, and I focus more on the stupidity of the grammar than on the storyline. ( )
  blueskygreentrees | Jul 30, 2023 |
was so pleased to find this listed [on McCrum's Top 100 Novels]! I think I read every book Dahl ever wrote. What would our generation be without Willy Wonka? How would we know how to poach without Danny, the Champion of the World? I can’t comment on his ‘classic’ nature, but sure he was a big part of my childhood!
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  Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
IRL: 3-5th grade
1985 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis as the year's best children's book, in its German translation Sophiechen und der Riese and the 1991 Read Alone and Read Aloud BILBY Awards from the Children's Book Council of Australia.
  Erin.Phillips | May 3, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: 5th Grade
Awards: Federation of Children's Book Groups Award
  PaigeDavison | Apr 29, 2023 |
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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
Balsam, UriTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dahl, Tor EdvinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meek, ElinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Molchadsky, YaelEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Quidam, AdamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Richardson, NatashaReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vriesendorp, HuberteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walliams, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ziliotto , DonatellaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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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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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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141805919, 0141322624, 0141332166, 014134301X


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