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The BFG Paperback – August 16, 2007
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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) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
I chose it over cable T.V.
The words in the story just tickled me pink,
After a while it made me think,
I'm glad Roald Dahl wrote this story,
If you read it, you won't be sorry.
Action-packed, and full of laughter,
I was splitting my sides just right after.
Page after page, I was stuck in the book,
And if you ask me its better than it looks.
I'm happy I found The Big Friendly Giant,
To read it again, I wouldn't mind it!
By Lori Schneider
In the hands of a less capable author than Dahl, this plotline would soon fizzle and become ho-hum humdrum. Say what you will, Dahl is a very, VERY capable author and this book is simply fabulous. While most giants are the people eating kind (with colorful names like Childchewer, Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater), Sophie is lucky to have been captured by the BFG-- Big Friendly Giant! He's no guzzler of people (known in Giantspeak as "human beans"-- giants don't go to school and their grammer is somewhat lacking) but is rather a gentle soul who has a special trade to ply in the human world. There's only two small problems: the BFG lives in the land of giants where the other louts would only be too glad to guzzle her right up, and there's no food other than a strange, disgusting vegetable called a snozzcumber (it tastes like frog skins and dead fish). So, while Sophie's happy not to have been eaten up, she's none to happy to find that there's always that threat of being discovered and noting for HER to eat. Besides, the other giants (much bigger than the BFG) are constantly running to other countries to guzzle human beans by the cartload (Chille beans are especially yummy, we're told...). Something MUST be done... but what? Maybe she should go tell the queen...
I came to Dahl's work late in life (that is, recently, not in childhood) and have slowly been making my way through his works.Read more ›
Sophie is an orphan... One night, the moon was pouring in all it's brightness through her windows, casting light directly on her pillow....., unable to sleep, then, Sophie looks out of the window and.....that's when she finds herself caught by a giant called the BFG (the big Friendly Giant), but a giant so friendly and kind, that when other giants go searching for edible humans every night, he eats horrible cucumber kind of vegetables. Soon after Sophie and the BFG gets to be friends and goes to meet Queen Elizabeth for help. In the end, Sophie gets to live in a big palace with the BFG. I couldn't put this book down, so I read it in one day! It's terribly funny and interesting. It's the kind of book everyone will love reading.
Sophie was just a normal orphan in a normal orphanage. But all that changed one night. Sophie couldn't sleep so she got up to look out the window. She looked down the street. There was a HUGE thing approaching. It turned and looked at Sophie! Then suddenly it reached its humongous hand and grabbed Sophie! He took her away to his cave.
You would think the giant would eat Sophie right? Wrong. Actually he is the nicest giant in Giant Country. He is the BFG (Big Friendly Giant.) But spoiling their fun are the human bean guzzlers: The Fleshlumpeater, the Childchewer and many more. They are horrible man-eating giants. They just must be stopped. So Sophie comes up with a plan. But will it work? Read the
book to find out.
I think The BFG is an hilarious book. Why is it so funny you ask? Well, the BFG has never been to school. So he doesn't speak properly. Some of his words are: Jumbly, phizzwizard, trogglehumper, snozzcumbers, frobscottle and many more. The BFG has a good plot with some twists and turns. My favorite chapter is Frobscottle and Whizzpoppers. It is really funny. Why? Well guess what a Whizzpopper is. (Hint: it is very rude and gassy.) Want I didn't like about this book is... well actually I loved all of it! It's just so hilariously funny, amazingly interesting and suspenseful. My favorite character is... the great, the amazing, the funny BFG!! I could read this book over and
over and over again!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Remember enjoying it as a kid. Read it aloud to my 6 yr old and still loved it. She loved it too - it even got her reading on her own! A classic.Published 4 days ago by patrick godwin
This book is amazing!! I read it in 3rd grade and some 20+ years I still think it's awesome!! I can't wait till my kids are old enough to read it!Published 5 days ago by Potato wife
My grandsons (5 and 7) are thoroughly enjoying my reading this to them each evening.Published 9 days ago by Deborah G Aniol
I read this for the 2016 Reading Challenge. During the month of January, you are supposed to read a book that was made into a movie. This is one of the two I chose. Read morePublished 10 days ago by J. Brown
my 7 year old grand daughter was subjected to this trash in her classroom. . . . . she came home afraid that she was going to be "snatched out of bed" during the... Read morePublished 11 days ago by T. L. Gadd
The book itself is a classic and deserves way more than 5 stars. I can't wait for the movie due out later this year.Published 13 days ago by AngRHD