- Unknown Binding
- ASIN: B0040ZQKSM
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2,960 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,196,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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THE BFG [Author:] Roald Dahl THE BFG [1982 PAPERBACK] [Author:] Roald Dahl THE BFG [1982 PAPERBACK] Unknown Binding – 1982
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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
This book left me searching for the complete works of Roald Dahl.
The heroine of this little book also carries its name. Matilda is incredibly intelligent, even as a small child. Living with her boorish parents and oblivious brother, she teaches herself to read from the various magazine and newspapers lying about the house. Her parents are completely indifferent to their only daughter and it is only by playing small tricks on them when they've been particularly nasty that little Matilda is able to keep a hold on her sanity. By age five and a half Matilda has read all the children's books in the library and quite a few of the adult ones as well. On entering school for the first time, our protagonist comes face to face with a very worthy enemy. The Head Teacher, Miss Trunchbull, is the worst kind of dangerous violent adult. It is only through Matilda's cleverness that she is able to come to the aid of her teacher, Miss Honey, and save the school from the Trunchbull's insanity.
As I mentioned before, Matilda is just the nicest kid ever. Intelligent without ever becoming pig-headed. Nice without becomes precious. She's just a swell child all around.Read more ›
A total fantasy novel lies behind the mask of a British school tale.
Roald Dahl crossed the line into the utterly unbelievable by making his villains so incredibly bad. It's preposterous, and funny. So while this is a book that prominently features bullying, intimidation, horrible insults, and violent mistreatment of children, it isn't scary at all -- instead, it is funny.
It's the vocabulary words and the quality of the writing that get me. Superb.
As a read-aloud mom, who can read it and share the laughs with my family, I love this book. Still, I have to caution parents to pre-read it before you give it to your children. There is over-the-top anger, name-calling, and violence directed at kids -- and the kids take revenge in dangerous and harmful ways. We treat this the same way we treat Tom and Jerry or Sylvester and Tweety bird -- total fantasy. Don't behave like that. Isn't it funny?
Parents are the best judges. Give it a try.
Parent notes: truly awful name-calling, raging adults, parental abandonment, revenge against adults, mixing chemicals for revenge, lots of Forbidden Words, and a nice message in there about practice gets you to your goal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book...thought I'd read through it after seeing a trailer for the movie...and what a treat. Amazing restructuring of the Jack and The Beanstalk story... Read morePublished 41 minutes ago by philosopher65
A story about a highly intelligent little girl. Her parents and brother are all self absorbed and Matilda appears to be raising herself.Published 8 hours ago by nancy
Bought this book for my son in 3rd grade as it is required for reading this year. Book came in excellent condition and he's excited to be able to read it!Published 18 hours ago by Heather
LOVE this! We watched the movie and my son read the book. We are now listening to this. It's unabridged, so he is hearing things he didn't read (and we are hearing parts we... Read morePublished 1 day ago by TAW
The BFG is one of the most endearing characters in children's literature, and the book is one of Dahl's best. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Katie B
Love re-living out my school days reading this book!
reading it to my son, and it loves it as much as me!
Great Price!! Read more