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The BFG [Paperback]

Roald Dahl , Quentin Blake
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Amazon Review

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.


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

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0434005819 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Inside Flap

There are few things more terrifying than being snatched out of your bed at night by a giant four times as tall as the tallest human, with a stride as long as a tennis court. This giant has been lurking on your street, blowing something from a glass jar into children's bedrooms. He sees you. Next moment you are in his grip and rushing at a fantastic speed through the darkness. When all this happens to little Sophie she starts to wonder how she will be cooked for breakfast. She has much to learn about the BFG - for he is no ordinary Crunching Giant. Shorter and far more 'jumbly' than his hideous neighbours, the BFG does have truly enormous ears, like truck wheels, and hearing dreams is not the least of his talents. He has a peculiar way with words and speaks of dreadful giant deeds such as 'gobblefunking'. Gobblefunking and worse is afoot round the world and Sophie things it is time that the Queen of England was told. Her Majesty may have to put up with a rather disgusting nightmare, but Sophie and the BFG have an ingenious plan to make us all safe in our beds at night. Roald Dahl, the most popular living author of books for children, has come up with a very special treat in The BFG. Quenting Blake has illustrated the hilarity to perfection. Dahl's world of giants is enough to strike terror in the boldest heart and what the RAF have to do with it, or dream-bottling, or 'snozzcumbers' (the filthiest vegetable in the world), children will discover for themselves in what must be Dahl's most startling and wonderful tale since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total UK sales are 55 million worldwide! Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.
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