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The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG (1982)

by Roald Dahl

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I don’t remember reading this book as a kid, but I loved it as an adult. The BFG is the Big Friendly Giant who blows dreams into children’s rooms while they are sleeping - a stark contrast to the other giants, who eat children! I really enjoyed the book and am looking forward to comparing it to the movie! ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Jun 4, 2019 |
Alla veneranda età di 38 anni decido (complice la gara a squadre) di leggere il GGG, un libro che ho sempre visto in mano a molti miei amici ma che non ho mai letto da piccola.
E sono stata stupida a non leggerlo perchè è un libro molto bello e con una storia divertente e che ha anche una serie di belle metafore sottostanti (amicizia, fiducia, rispetto del diverso).
Gli ingredienti per una storia per ragazzini ci sono tutti: una piccola bambina indifesa, un gigante che fa paura ma che poi si rivela buono, altri giganti paurosi e una missione da compiere: salvare la vita a tanti umani!
Sono contenta di averlo letto perchè, anche se è sicuramente una storia rivolta ai più giovani, è comunque una bella lettura anche per i grandi per passare qualche ora spensierata! ( )
  Feseven78 | Apr 17, 2019 |
This is an all time favorite read for me! In Dahl's fantasy/ adventure genre book readers get to experience adventure along with Sophie and the BFG through descriptive, engaging writing whether it's placing dreams into the Queen of England's head or imagining the awful stench of Snozzcumbers. The BFG character is incredibly well developed and Dahl does a great job at humanizing him. This is a great read for people of all ages, and an ideal reading level would be children ages 7-10! (Grades 2-3) The main themes of the book include friendship, justice and teamwork- even when your team is an unexpected pair. ( )
  mackenzietimbs | Feb 28, 2019 |
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, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast.

When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in 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!
  JESGalway | Feb 6, 2019 |
Sophie meets the Big Friendly Giant and together they must work out how to stop the other giants eating the "human beans" ( )
  AccyP | Nov 28, 2018 |
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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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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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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)

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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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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141805919, 0141322624, 0141332166, 014134301X

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