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A fictional book by Roald Dahl.

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  • Oct 30, 2009
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My favorite memory of elementary school is acting out scenes from this book and making extra large props for the giant!
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review by . June 29, 2010
 Roald Dahl writes for the child whois reading.  All of his books are great reads.  This particular one is about a girl who has befriended a great big giant.  The BFG takes you on all of her escapades with the giants and how she gets in and out of trouble.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
One of my favorite Roald Dahl books - has all the wackiness and poignancy you can expect from him.
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
One of my very favorite books as a young reader. Roald Dahl was my very favorite author growing up.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Roald Dahl is awesome.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
One of Dahl's least malevolent books.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Dahl is great author for kids who are just getting into reading novels. All his stories are captivating
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Another wonderful book by esteemed children's author Roald Dahl. This book, like his many others, capture the imagination of both children and adults.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Great and fun story
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Best book ever written! Thank you Roald Dahl. What would happy children do without this book...
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
my favorite book when i was younger!
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The BFG (which stands for "Big Friendly Giant") is a children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, first published in 1982. An animated film based on the book was released in 1989 with David Jason providing the voice of the BFG and Amanda Root as the voice of Sophie (a character Dahl based on his own granddaughter). The book was an expansion of a story told in Danny, the Champion of the World, an earlier Dahl book. The book won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis.

The story is about a little girl named Sophie, a name inspired by the author's granddaughter Sophie Dahl; Roald's mother was Sofie Magdalene Hesselberg Dahl. One night when Sophie couldn't fall asleep during the "witching hour", she sees a giant blowing something into the bedroom windows down the street. The giant notices her; although she tries to hide in her bed, he reaches through the window and carries her away to his home in giant country!

Fortunately for Sophie, she has been abducted by the world's only benevolent giant, the Big Friendly Giant or BFG. Operating in the strictest secrecy, the BFG catches good dreams, with help of his giant ears he can hear the dreams and its contents (which manifest themselves in misty Dream Country as floating, blob-like objects) and blows them via a trumpet-like blowpipe into the bedrooms of children. When he catches a nightmare, he explodes it, bottles it forever, or sometimes uses it to start fights among his neighboring mean ...
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