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Roald Dahl , Quentin Blake , David Walliams
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
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Book Description

3 July 2013

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams

Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl!

Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork.

The well-loved story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants.

Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He's the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever . . .

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.

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.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Audio CD: 4 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (3 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611761883
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611761887
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 13.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,031,963 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 the Paperback edition.

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

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28 of 28 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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22 of 23 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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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Fantasy For All 14 Jun 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
When poor little Sophie gets kidnapped by the BFG and transported to a Land of far more awesome giants than the one who holds her captive, it initiates a roller coaster feast of fun and fantasy.

Behold the terrible Bloodbottler, a cannibalistic giant who towers over the more puny BFG, who appears far less B and decidely more F in comparison.

Enjoy deciphering the language of the Giants as they "jabbel" on about "snozzcumbers" and "human beans" in their own original Dahlesque vernacular.

One thing's for sure: once read, this book is not easily forgotten- and will remain in your memory as one of those childhood experiences that will stay with you as long as you live.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book; Kindle Edition could be better. 10 May 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I'll leave comments on Dahl's fantastic story to others, but I will comment on the Kindle edition.

The good: The pictures are well presented and clear.

The bad: There are quite a lot of errors in the text. Pretty much every chapter has a word or two that has been incorrectly entered. It's not enough to spoil one's enjoyment of the book but it is annoying that having paid at least much as a paper version would cost you end up with a sloppily prepared copy.

Also, the chapters are not marked ( there is no table of contents ), and there is no cover picture.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big Ears meets the Queen 28 Feb 2010
By OEJ TOP 100 REVIEWER TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
The Big Friendly Giant - or BFG - was written in 1982 when the author was 66 years old. It is of course a story for children and in my case their ages are ten and seven. I had been reading this out loud as a bedtime story so I know it as well as any!

A little girl is taken from her orphanage by a twenty-four foot giant in the middle of the night and taken to his cave a long, long way away, where several other giants live. Fortunately the girl was taken by the only friendly giant of the group, all of whom are much taller than the BFG and have a penchant for eating children. Sophie is most upset to hear all this, and after making friends with her own particular giant devises a plan on how to put a stop to the terrible cannibalism. That plan includes asking the Queen for help....

This is an amusing, mesmerising and above all entertaining story that kept my children rapt with attention at all times, although my younger daughter tended to fall asleep rather quickly - but then, that was the whole idea! The images portrayed are just ideal for children of primary school age, filling them with wonder and a little bit of fear, but not too much. I enjoyed doing all the different voices, to add a little something for their benefit, and although some of the concepts might sound a little too adult for younger ears - such as eating children - it was written with just the right amount of scariness to make them think but not give them nightmares - something the BFG, within the story itself, is more than adept at doing.

I'm not always an ardent fan of Roald Dahl, but after reading this and George's Marvellous Medicine recently, I feel that here are two colourful stories of his that might stay in the memory for all the right reasons. My children liked The BFG a lot and so did I.
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Read this to my daughters (8 & 11) had us in stiches really funny book another amazing Roald Dahl book.
Published 1 month ago by MRS AMY KIRK
4.0 out of 5 stars what I think
I like that he was different sad that she has no mum or dad nice that BFF took her then when had to go sad again so I love it a bit of sad but a bit of happy in it so great.
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