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The BFG - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
The BFG
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Sophie allowed her eye to travel farther and farther down the street. Suddenly she froze. There was something coming up the street on the opposite side. It was something black ... Something tall and black ... Something very tall and very black and very thin ... It was the BFG -- the Big Friendly... show more
Sophie allowed her eye to travel farther and farther down the street. Suddenly she froze. There was something coming up the street on the opposite side.
It was something black ...
Something tall and black ...
Something very tall and very black and very thin ...

It was the BFG -- the Big Friendly Giant -- who kidnaps Sophie from her bed in the orphanage and takes her back to Giantland with him lest she tell everyone that she has seen a giant. There she meets nine other Giants, Fleshlumpeater, Bonecrusher, Gizzardgulper, Bloodbottler -- a whole beastly crew -- all much bigger than the BFG, and much, much meaner. Every night the BFG catches dreams in a long-handled net and blows the good ones into little children's minds as they sleep, while the other Giants are busy racing off to various parts of the world to eat "human beans."
How the BFG and Sophie conspire to put an end to the loathsome activities of the other Giants is a marvelously original and funny story, told by one of the best-known, best-loved writers for children, Road Dahl, Quentin Blake's delightful black-and-white line drawings depict all the humour and action of Dahl's wonderful tale.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780374304690 (0374304696)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 221
Edition language: English
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daisysaffron
daisysaffron rated it
4.0 BFG- Best Fictional Gift
This well known book is a favorite of many- and I know why. Roald Dahl is an amazing author and his work really shows through this book. It tells the story of a young orphan named Sophie who meets the BFG- Big Friendly Giant. He is the only giant that isn't nasty or a children eater. Instead, he and...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
4.0 The BFG Book Review
This is a re-read of this wonderful children's classic. I watched the movie the other day and really wanted to read the book again. I listened to it this time around and found the narrator to be wonderful. Sophie is snatched from her bedroom at the orphanage one night by a giant. Luckily this one ...
Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it
3.0 The BFG
Witty, funnny at times and the cartoons are lovely.
hollienbrown
hollienbrown rated it
The BFG is an adventurous and sweet story that teaches readers to not judge a book by its cover or a person by their appearance. This would be a wonderful read aloud to really get students thinking about the deeper meaning behind the story. This book is a guided reading level U. I would read this al...
Miss Smyly's Library
Miss Smyly's Library rated it
5.0 The BFG review
The BFG is a wonderful Ronald Dahl story about unlikely friendship and adventure. I would use this book in 3rd or 4th grade to teach not to judge a book by its cover and that differences are what makes friendships special. This book also have wonderful vocabulary words. I would use different activit...
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