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The BFG (Puffin audio book & tape packs) [Audiobook] [Audio Cassette]

Roald Dahl , Quentin Blake , Carol Boyd , Geoffrey Palmer
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

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Book Description

25 Feb 1999 Puffin audio book & tape packs
One night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a Big Friendly Giant who carries her away to Giant Country. But not all giants are so friendly. Luckily for Sophie, her giant lives on snozzcumbers, and together they set off to rid the world of the greedy, child-eating giants.

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; New edition edition (25 Feb 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140868747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140868746
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.2 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,704,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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) --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" (David Walliams) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mia's review age 9 28 Jan 2010
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
This is the best book ever because it is all about a little girl who goes on loads
of adventures with the B F G [the big friendly giant], and the adventures are really imaginative.

I am only nine and I read this book when I was about 7 , but even now I could
still read the book over and over again [ thats how good it is].

If I were you I would definitely buy this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BFG on tape - simply marvellous! 4 Oct 2001
Format:Audio Cassette
I bought this tape for my 5 year old son who is(or rather was) afraid of the dark.
He now rushes upstairs to his room, dives under the duvet all the while shouting "put the tape on, put the tape on Mummy" and so I do leaving him happily in the world of the dream blowing giant.
Who better to send you off to sleep than Sophie and the BFG having their bone crunching giant adventures! I admit that after bed-time I hear peals of laughter at the snozzcumbers and other such magical notions in this story, but I can't think of a lovelier way to enjoy it.
The BFG is written with such warmth and humour that listeners of all ages will just love to sit back, close their eyes and enter the realm of troggle humping giants who like to guzzle and swallomp human beans of the chiddler variety!
This is a wonderful gift for any child and quite a God-send for many parents too.
We now have James and the Giant Peach, the Magic Finger and Fantastic Mr Fox on tape too. Bed times will never be the same again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars G-Mae's BFG review 8 Jun 2006
Format:Paperback
If you want laughter, entertainment and excitment, then read the BFG, by the fabulous Roald Dahl. When you start reading it, you can't put it down. You never know what will happen!

My favourite characters are Sophie, who is taken in the middle of the night, by my other favourite character, The BFG.

Sophie is taken to Giant Country...in the middle of the night! Sophie and The BFG then battle to save England....from Her Magesty The Queen..to old grandmas! But can they?? I won't tell you anymore, it spoils it!

The language Roald Dahl uses is fantastic, especially "Gobblefunk." The text is very funny, especially when Sophie corrects The BFG.

I would recommend this book to magic-lovers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mia's review age 9 28 Jan 2010
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
This is the best book ever because it is all about a little girl who goes on loads
of adventures with the B F G [the big friendly giant], and the adventures are really imaginative.

I am only nine and I read this book when I was about 7 , but even now I could
still read the book over and over again [ thats how good it is].

If I were you I would definitely buy this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best! 23 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
My kids regularly listen to audio books in the car on school run etc. This is one of the best. My 7 and 9 year old love it and their 39 year old mum loves it too!!
Its v funny dialogue and not just someone reading from the book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Listening 30 Dec 2005
By Boo
Format:Audio CD
Great story with exciting narration. My 8 year old couldn't stop listening!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Delightful 17 Mar 2006
Format:Paperback
I was first introduced to this book when I went to my library and they didn't have the fantastic Mr fox, and the librarian suggested the audio tape of this. It was so exciting I listened to it every night until I had to return it and then continuously pestered my mother until she bought it for me, and now 13 years later it is still one of my favourites. Roald Dahl's ability to scare and delight is incredible. Sophie's adventures with the BFG will stay with me and my children forever.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of the BFG by Megan Kidner 4 Oct 2006
By E. Hill
Format:Paperback
The BFG is written by one of the worlds best loved children's author, Roald Dahl. This is just one of his charming stories that have been made into a film. It is a fun adventure story.

There are two main characters. The first one is Sophie. Sophie is an orphan that lives in a dormitory. The second main character is the BFG. He is a jolly giant who has a great many adventures with his little friend Sophie.

This book will have you crying with happiness and roaring with laughter. It is really good book because it is funny and is full of fantasy. I would recommend this book for any child of any age.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My child loved it.
My child found the story hilarious and fascinating.The giant is funny and kindhearted. In fact with the other giants they eat human beings.Despite of Instead of right or wrong. Read more
Published 19 hours ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for challenging younger readers!
( written by Sydney age 8)

I thought it would be difficult to read the BFG after I'd completed all the biff, chip and kipper books at school, but it wasn't it was real... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Sydney Sapphire
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book
very much enjoyed by all - the whole family have enjoyed reading this book together. looking forward to reading others
Published 1 month ago by Carla Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good
awesome did you know Roald Dahl was a very grumpy man when he was old ? did you know he always wrote his books in a shed in the bottom of his garden
Published 1 month ago by Kayakazi Taleni
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
fab relay funny in some parts I really like this book and it is the 5th time I have read it
Published 1 month ago by Harrison Browne
5.0 out of 5 stars A whizzpopping read!
I loved this book. The BFG is the best giant. I thought the funny words were hilarious!
Lily age 7
Published 1 month ago by Louise
4.0 out of 5 stars Review by Madeline frodsham age 7
I think children will love this book because it is very good for children who have a good imagination and you can just imagine the pictures in your head but I liked how the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Simon Frodsham
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Grand-daughter!
At my 7 year old grand-daughter's suggestion I purchased this copy as the one I had from her mother was falling apart!. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Roald Dahl!
It seems that I have to write 20 more words:brilliant, great, wonderful, entertaining, fun, funny, memorable, fantastic, silly, excellent, a joy to read.
Published 2 months ago by Sabrina
5.0 out of 5 stars Eva Ní Dhoibhilin
I think that Roal dahl is a brilliant author so if you haven't read it get reading it now!!!!!!! I think it was nice to read a book with a bit of human and giant's. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sam
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