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BFG, the (1982) [Novel]
by Roald Dahl Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (33 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

When orphan Sophie is snatched from her bed by a Giant, she fears that he's going to eat her. But although he carries her far away to Giant Country, the Giant has no intention of harming her. As he explains, in his unique way of talking, "I is the only nice and jumbly Giant in Giant Country! I is THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT! I is the BFG." The BFG tells Sophie how he mixes up dreams to blow through a trumpet into the rooms of sleeping children. But soon, all the BFG's powers are put to the test as he and Sophie battle to stop the other Giants from tucking into the children of the world. The RAF and even the Queen become involved in the mission.

Original title: The BFG
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultFantasy
FictionChildren & Young AdultHumorous Fiction


Edition #1: The BFG

The BFG (1982)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
  • "The ridiculous situations, the indelicate illusions, and the wickedly funny speech of the giant, all exactly set forth in the exuberant illustrations, will undoubtably provoke unseemly gales of merriment." The Horn Book Magazine
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The BFG (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0141301058
Pages: 208

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The BFG (1982)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 0590975005
Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.6 x .5 in
Pages: 208

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