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One night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant whose stride is as long as a tennis court! Luckily, the giant who has her in his grasp is a gentle, jumbly creature who captures dreams like exotic butterflies. As Sophie enters Giant Country with him, dodging monstrous beasts who feast on human bones, the biggest adventure of her whole life is just about to begin… Stuffed with Quentin Blake’s exuberant artwork, this classic Roald Dahl favourite is an irrepressible tale of dreams, imagination and the triumph of good over evil.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141322629

Publisher

Puffin Books

Date published

September 6th, 2007

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.8; Middle years; 6.0 points

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  • 208 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales on September 13th 1916. His parents were Norwegian, and were called Harald and Sofie. He went to Repton school, in Derbyshire, and left school in 1933.

His first job was in Africa, with the Shell Oil Company. In the second world war he fought as a fighter pilot, and was badly injured when his plane crashed. After the war he worked in America, and soon started writing stories.

His very first children’s book, written in 1943 was called The Gremlins. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the President of the USA liked it so much he was invited to the White House and became friends with the President, Franklin D Roosevelt.

He wrote a number of books and short stories for adults, many of which were televised as the hugely popular Tales of the Unexpected.

But it was as a children’s author that he found greatest fame and satisfaction, saying “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers…Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.” Millions of fans around the world agreed and have chuckled and gasped at his amazing stories. His mesmerising stories, written in sizzling, sparkly language, will lead you into adventures you’ll never ever forget!

From 1945 until his death, he lived at Gipsy House, in Buckinghamshire, where he wrote his famous children’s books. He died in hospital in Oxford, on November 23rd, 1990. His books have continued to be read and loved, and have been made into a number of hit films, including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can even visit the Roald Dahl Museum in the village where Dahl lived for most of his life.

In 2009 the Roald Dahl Funny Prize was established in his memory.

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  1. Jaime Jaramillo - Fernandez
    on 8 December 2012

    BFG

    One night a little girl named sophie woke up at the witches hour were mythical creaters pass by.In the witches hour a mysterious figer appered on her street he got his big trumpet out a special un seen posion and blew it in the twins house sophie had witnessed every thing yet she was speech less she had no idea what just happend. then the the shadow appered closer she was panic-striken she had never experenced such a horro,then the one she was about to experence.Suddenly the shadow got larger and larger and larger as the window was half open he grabed the girl with her blanket and went sprinting her heart was pulsating finaly she started to rise as well as the mythical object and reached to an end to a land of giants the giant that got her was the bfg aka the big friendly GIANT there were another nine but they were man eating giants.sophie had a difficult time trying to round them up and leaving them in a dich some how she achived it the Queen also kindly helped how kind of here when they were stuck in the dich there diet were iky yuky snozkumbers that was the bfg’s old diet the other man eating giants got luky once as three men got drunk and fell in the dich.R.I.P drunk men. this was a nother outstanding story from rold dahl’s sucsses.

    5out of 5
  2. Farah
    on 21 February 2011

    The BFG

    I think ‘The BFG’ is another amazing play of words by Mr Roald Dahl. He uses his mind to create fabulous books that you can not put down. This is definetly one of them.

    5out of 5

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  1. Evie 113313

    emerald234
    on 3 March 2017

    Boring because of the language used

    2out of 5
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    Rumaitha12
    on 8 March 2014

    I loved this book so much and i had to read it a million times before i got bored of it. This was an amazing book and i would recommend this to everyone.

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    bookaholic202
    on 8 March 2014

    I thought it was nice how the BFG catches dreams and can hear absolutely anything.

  4. Evie 113313

    bookworm823
    on 7 March 2014

    Best book ever by Roald Dahl!

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    Sushi21
    on 7 March 2014

    I liked this story about the giant and the girl how they helped each other.

    5out of 5
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    shelly0750
    on 5 March 2014

    Where to begin another great Roald Dahl the story has no flaws it’s super it really paints a picture in your mind of how Sophie feels 5 stars

  7. Goldie 113308

    sophieboo17
    on 2 July 2013

    I really like this book id recomand it to 8 to 9 year olds I thik its adventurise and very funny how the bfg call human beings human beans I give this book 10 out of 10 :-)

    5out of 5
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    Emster123
    on 6 April 2013

    I love this book sooo much and I loved every bit of it from beginning to end! Roald Dahl has certainly done a fantastic job writing this and I take my hat off to him!! This story is about an ordinary girl called Sophie(based on Roald Dahl,s granddaughter!) who gets snatched from her bed by a giant who is kind and loveing, not like traditional fairy tales, she enters a magnification world of adventure and the biggest in her life…..

    This is a must read book and I would recommend it to anyone!!! Xx

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    CookieM
    on 9 March 2013

    Another great book, i loved the BFG but not the other giants! I can imagine Sophie looking just like one of my friends. :) I don’t do whizzpopping though!

    5out of 5
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    Helloioioi
    on 8 March 2013

    i hav never read a book like this one.

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    samcharlie123
    on 7 March 2013

    Another funny book, this time about the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and Sophie. Must read!

    5out of 5
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    lap312i
    on 6 March 2013

    this book was interesting( i just read few pages)

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    jesjen
    on 5 March 2013

    This is about a good giant and a little girl

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    ninjastickman
    on 5 March 2013

    Sophie meets the BFG when she can’t sleep and she manages to solve things with the other giants in the giant country because they go out and nab little children.

    5out of 5
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    Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    This book is great because it’s all about a giant who lives in giant country and catches dreams with Sofie. 9 other giants every night eat human beings. It’s a great book So buy it now.

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    natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013

    i love this

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    stupendousteen
    on 4 March 2013

    this book is soo funny

    4out of 5
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    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

    THIS IS SO SO SO SO SO AWESOME!!!!

    3out of 5
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    bugzy72
    on 4 March 2013

    its not the best book by rhold dhal i have read better books from him

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    fellow
    on 6 February 2013

    I am really excited to see what happens at the end.

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    booklover1337
    on 13 January 2013

    I Love This Book Its So Amazing.It Made Me That It Never Ended.I Give It 5 Stars.

    5out of 5
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    evil-pineapple
    on 9 December 2012

    I loved this book.I dont like the three Bloodbottler beacuse they are evil and hairy but i like the other peaple in it.

    5out of 5
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    Elsiebells
    on 1 November 2012

    it’s soo good even though i’m still reading it!

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    Prerana
    on 3 October 2012

    I simply love reading Roald Dahl’s books. The characters are so real….BFG is no different…extremely wonderful read!

    5out of 5
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    Klymko100
    on 20 May 2012

    The BFG stands for The Big Friendly Giant. In the story the BFG takes a girl(I won’t tell you her name,I don’t want to spoil it.)to Giantland where she faces danger but the BFG saves her because he is not a meat eater. Then they meet a very important person,(Again I won’t tell you who that was.) She is the ruler of England. I would read this book 24/7.

    5out of 5
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    cannonball
    on 5 March 2012

    BRILL BRILL BRILL everyone shold read this book

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    migit1
    on 4 March 2012

    the BFG is one of my all time favourit book. i love the characters, especially the giants!!!

    i like the funny words used by the BFG throughout the story.

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    Bookworm81
    on 1 March 2012

    A brilliant book, unique and brilliant.

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    lids
    on 1 March 2012

    ANOTHER CLASSIC ROALD DAUL BOOK LOVED IT!!!!!!

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    Flissy22
    on 1 March 2012

    rely nice book one of my faveourites.

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    angelslater
    on 1 March 2012

    the bfg is a big friendly giant who helps change the life of a young girl in a childrens home. at first he seems scary because he is so big but he is not and he also says some very funny words!

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    ellis8
    on 15 November 2011

    a heart warming story that really made me whant to read mutch more.It trancformed me to diffrent places OMG amazing.you must read

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    pawprint2
    on 13 November 2011

    LOL i love this book its so fabtastic i just love all of his books their just amazing i recomend this to anyone whos 7-anyage at all

    5out of 5
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    ef42
    on 19 September 2011

    excellent!!!

    5out of 5
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    booksrcul
    on 18 September 2011

    Brilliant!

    3out of 5
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    Nive1
    on 21 June 2011

    I enjoyed reading this book because it was funny and enjoyable!

    5out of 5
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    CaoimheDiva
    on 5 June 2011

    It’s very interesting. My teacher read it to my class. I recommend this book!!

    5out of 5
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    cutekittens
    on 3 March 2011

    I really love this book. Sophie was in bed when at midnight, BFG comes and takes her. BFG looks very very scary but he’s known as the big friendly giant! he likes to collect dreams if you are reading this, i think you SHOULD read all of it right now!! it will make your spine tingle !:D

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    ribena
    on 3 March 2011

    Great book from start to finish. I loved how they’ve included giants and how the illustrations painted a picture of them. I liked the funny words like snozcumber. The giant was my favourite character because of him saying his words back to front.

    5out of 5
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    kelandab
    on 3 March 2011

    Its good but I liked the film much more. Msybe i’ll like it more when im older?

    3out of 5
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    cooliekylie
    on 3 March 2011

    The BFG is one of the best books I’ve ever read! I loved it alot. I loved the BFG’s unique way of talking muddled up english and I loved Little Sophie, I would’ve died if I were caught by the Bloodbottler. SOPHIE WAS REALLY BRAVE AND CREATIVE, BECAUSE HER PLAN WAS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!! I liked her style and I loved the BFG’s dreams, the ones Sophie reads and laughs. I would love to see the BFG one day Hope he comes along while I am WIDE awake! :)

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    Missymessy
    on 24 February 2011

    Not sure about this book, it’s more a ‘boyish’ one of Roald Dahls, although I did like it quite alot. The long words are funny, especially if you say them out loud!

    4out of 5
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    fish12
    on 22 January 2011

    I loved reading this book, it was very exciting, and liked the long unusual words.

    5out of 5
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    hjt36
    on 13 November 2010

    Its ok but roald dahl has done far better books.

    3out of 5
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    Rosieposie71
    on 12 September 2010

    It is a very cool read by an amazing author.I have tons of Roald Dahl books, but this is my favourite!!

    5out of 5
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    bookfan1
    on 21 March 2010

    this book is great and i think thats the only thing i remeber i dont really remember the stroy but i DO remember that is what the best book i read by far apart from matilda

    5out of 5
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    Boswell01
    on 14 March 2010

    I love this book and I recomend this book for average readers. This is a fantastic book . Soon the magic will enter the room. Word play is great i this book! Loads of fizzing and wizzing is aloud in this. There is a world of exitment and I would love it if you read this entertaining book!

    By Ella Boswell Age 8

    5out of 5
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    hammy121
    on 2 March 2010

    This book is really fantastic, the more I read the more I wanted to read it is not often you find a book like this but I think all the books writen by roald dahl are fabulous so never say no to reading or buying a roald dahl book no matter how hard it is or high priced or filled sky high with loads of pages just give it a try and never give up on trying to read any roald dahl books.

    5out of 5
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    jackman2k10
    on 27 February 2010

    One night, Sophie is snatched from her bed at the girls home by a big friendly giant. Sophie discovers a brand new world beyond imagination. But sleeping on the “streets” are a few mean giants. The giants go out to eat children like us every night. Can Sophie and The B.F.G save the world?

    5out of 5
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    molru
    on 15 February 2010

    Has roald dahl ever brought out a bad book ? this is another one of his amazing books.

    5out of 5
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    dolphinbookreader
    on 18 January 2010

    the giant is very tall

    3out of 5
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    COOL2000
    on 7 January 2010

    i have read this book and can i say it is super i enjoyed it very much!!!! :) i couldnt stop reading it most of the time!!!!!!

    5out of 5