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Author: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
"Well, first of all, " said the BFG, "human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist." — Sophie discovers that giants not only exist, but that there are a great many of them who like to guzzle and swallomp nice little chiddlers. But not the Big Friendly Giant. He and Sophie cook up...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780590060196
ISBN-10: 0590060198
Publication Date: 1/1982
Pages: 206
Reading Level: All Ages
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 114 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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readabk avatar reviewed The BFG on + 62 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A wonderful, scarey, funny book about a little girl who meets a giant....but not just any giant a BFG--Big Friendly Giant! Your kids (especially boys) will love reading this book! Read to find out how a little girl and a friendly giant rid the world of evil giants!
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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 2
A story about a girl and a friendly giant filled with the wry humor of the great Roald Dahl.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful, silly, sweet fun from Roald Dahl.
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Helpful Score: 1
The BFG by Roald Dahl was a very touching book. The book showed a lot of friendship between a friendly giant and a little girl. At first the little girl named Sophie was deathly afraid of the BFG, but then as he showed her that he was nice they both became very fond of each other. I would recommend this book to people of all ages who are looking for a little bit of adventure and friendship.

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Silly and cute, any pre-teen will love this book. Plus it has redeeming themes of kindness and making the effort to understand others.
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Very cute that there were aspects of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that were in this as well, granted it is nothing like it. I thought it was a cute story about a brave little girl and the BIG FRIENDLY GIANT who is willing to be kind to "human beans" while his 9 giant "friends" go off eating many human beings each night. What a fun story.
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My daughter's favorite book that she read in 3rd grade! Highly recommend.
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Such a wonderful and fun book to read. I read this to my daughter (she is five years old), and she loved it.
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Very cute kids book. Your typical Roald Dahl book, and it can also be enjoyed by adults as well. Hence the wonders of Roald Dahl, like J.K. Rowling, he appeals to many generations.
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My daughter enjoyed this book very much. She thought it was very funny.
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"The BFG" stands for Big Friendly Giant and that's what this book is about. A little girl named Sophie befriends the BFG and they have adventures together.
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Very entertaining! A perfect book for kids, teens, and even adults!
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The best Roald Dahl book in my opinion. If you love Charlie and the Chocolate Facotry- you'll like this. My kids loved this in 4th grade.
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An absolute MUST READ for every young child ages 6-10. My son and I were at the edge of our seats each night with the colorful way Dahl weaves his magic.
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Sofie is staring out the window horrified at what she sees a giant blowing a cloud of somthing in the window at a boy across the street and... He saw her! Next thing she knows she is in giant land!

Very creative book!