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by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

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"Well, first of all, " said the BFG, "human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist."

Sophie discovers that giants not only exist, but that there are a great many of them who like to guzzle and swallomp nice little chiddlers. But not the Big Friendly Giant. He and Sophie cook up an ingenious plot to free the

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The BFG 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 220 reviews.
mollymoo More than 1 year ago
i won't tell you what the bfg is about but the plot is amazing. it is now my favorite book. readers will fall in love with the caracters and will grab on quickly to the story line. this book is for fast paced readers who like myserious fantacy places with evil,good,and funny,caracters. children will love it. it is hilarious.it will make you smile.if you are looking for an adventure, well here you go.
Sekinahd More than 1 year ago
I don't want to spoil the ending but the ending was surprising and something not many artists have done!
MissT4thGradeClass More than 1 year ago
Last year, my 3rd grade class read a book called The BFG by Roald Dahl. Our teacher read it out loud to us at reading class. This is DEFINITELY must-read book. It is about a girl named Sophie who is an orphan and she lives and a horrible orphanage. One night Sophie wakes up at time that she heard of as "The Witching Hour" and sees a creepy shadow outside of her dormitory window. Reaching to get her glasses and get up, humungous hands comes in through the open window, grabs her and starts running away from the orphanage. Will Sophie survive? Is the thing that a grabbed her a monster and will try to eat her? Read this awesome book to find out
Lacey55 More than 1 year ago
This book is creative and fun! In this book Sophie gets captured by a big friendly giant aka bfg. They come up with a plan to stop the bad giants. The ending is a little confusing but that's what you get when you read Roald Dahl. I would recommend this book!
mrs-edward-cullen More than 1 year ago
i absolutely LOVED this book! I have already read it 2 or 3 times and i am going to read it again! I don't really like re-reading books but i want to read this book again and again until ive memorized the whole thing! this is my favorite book EVER and it makes a great gift- its like buying the person hours and hours and hours of enjoyment!!!!!!!!!!!! great for people with big imaginations!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Book Name: The BFG Author: Roald Dahl BFG: Big Friendly Giant, who is also the main character in this hilarious story written by Roald Dahl. In this fantasy book, the BFG and a girl named Sophie set out to stop the vicious giants who known as Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, Manhugger, Childchewer, Meatdripper, Maidmasher, Bloodbottler, Butcherboy, and Gizzardgulper. This excellent book is great for kids who are eight years or older. Usually, you think of a giant as a mean furious beast, but the BFG is a very jolly friendly giant. He would not hurt a fly. He is a humongous giant with enormous legs that are 5 times the size of a school bus, and long long arms the size of a skyscraper. He has huge ears the size of an elephant, which help him hear dreams to catch to give to little children. Despite the other giants¿ size, he does not fear in them in the least. One night during the witching hour, Sophie caught a glimpse of the BFG and since he cannot be found out, he was forced to take her away. Sophie found herself in a cave whose walls were lined with bottles on long wooden shelves. She could hear the loud moaning coming from the other beastly giants. The feeling of the crumbly rock floor beneath her made her very uncomfortable. Hearing the loud growling sound coming from her aching stomach she thought about stuffing her mouth with delicious sorts of food. She could clearly see the pitch-black shadow towering over her like a falling skyscraper. The BFG decided he should tell Sophie why he had taken her from the dreaded orphanage. Sophie became petrified after hearing about the enormous child-eating giants lurking around for a good supper. The thought of stepping foot outside the cave and perhaps being eaten terrified Sophie so much. The BFG assured Sophie that he would not let her be eaten by one of those horrible giants. This made Sophie feel a little bit better but she was still very nervous. As the story continues, the BFG comes up with a crazy scheme to give a nightmare to the biggest giant of all ¿Fleshlumpeater¿. This dream was called a trogglehumper, and scared Fleshlumpeater nearly to death. He was squirming around as scared as a worm ready to be eaten. When this dragged on it started all sorts of commotion in the story. The nightmare frightened him so much he started tying his body into knots. Finally, it ended up with all the giants fighting against each other screaming crazy words. If you want to find out the hilarious ending to this story, you will just have to read this book. A funny scene in the book is when Sophie and the BFG are at the Queen¿s Palace. They are there for breakfast and the butlers need to make everything a lot bigger in size, not to mention the amount of extra food the chef needed. The butlers piled up a ping ¿pong table, four grandfather clocks, a chest of drawers, and the grand piano. This was my favorite part because you would never expect a giant to come to your house, never mind for breakfast! As I have read most Roald Dahl books, I highly recommend this one. It is a hilarious story and is my absolute favorite book of all time. If I could rate this book from one to ten, I would give it a ten. I hope this review will convince you to read this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are many things I liked about this book. For example, in the beginning I liked how the author made you feel as if the BFG was bad but in the end he turns out to be really nice. I also enjoyed how the BFG collected dreams and gave them to children because it is hard to believe that this could be possible. This story really makes you use your imagination. The illustrations by Quentin Blake helped you visualize the setting and characters in the story. There was also thing about the story that did not appeal to me. For instance, I did not like the Queen's maid Mary. Her way of speech was very annoying to the reader. I also did not like how the author made such a long chapter about the breakfast at the Queen's palace. It dragged on forever. Finally, it was hard for me to imagine kids actually being eaten by giants. But besides these few negatives I enjoyed the book so much I wish it had a sequel and the story could continue. Roald Dahl's writing is very unique in many ways. He makes it very easy to understand the point of the book by the way he uses words and descriptions. The author's way of writing, throughout the book, is always straightforward. This book is written in the third person writing style. This is when a narrator is telling the story. This helps to make the book very interesting because it is not told from one character's point of view. I highly recommend this novel to all readers. It was very entertaining and humorous. It always kept you laughing and wanting to know what would happen next. Also the author takes you into a different world that is both scary and funny. Finally, Roald Dahl's vocabulary stretches your imagination, which makes the story even better and interesting. Similar novels to The BFG that I would recommend are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which are also by Roald Dahl so they have similar writing styles and make a fantasy world come to life. Another similar novel I would recommend is Mr. Poppers Penguins because it is humorous like The BFG. Other novels that I have read previously and enjoyed would include Lily's Crossing, Pictures of Hollis Woods and Because of Winn-Dixie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the story The BFG by Roald Dahl the main character is Sophie. So Sophie has just been captured by a giant. She¿s really worried because she thinks the giant is going to eat her. The giant is telling her he won¿t eat her. But she thinks he¿s lying and/or trying to play a trick on her. The problem is that other giants are trying to eat children at night. Sophie and The BFG known as the big friendly giant (the giant who captured Sophie) come up with a plan to go to the Queen of England. What will happen now? I thought the book The BFG was a great book. My favorite part was when The BFG took Sophie because I bet it¿ll be cool to see a giant. I would recommend this book to pre-teens because its fantasy and some language are hard to understand. I liked this book because it was very interesting. I was shocked when Sophie took down the biggest giant in giant country with a little pin. If you have read the book the twits also written by Roald Dahl you might like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book The BFG by Roald Dahl. I think the BFG was a good book. I would rate this book a 4 out of 5. If you like fantasy the BFG is a good book for you. In the story there is a girl named Sophie. She is in her bed lying there awake during Witching Hour and a giant hand comes and takes her from her bed. Then the giant takes her to giant land. And then Sophie sees that there are a lot more giants and they are all at least 50 feet tall. The giant that took Sophie was only about 24 feet tall so now he didn¿t look like much of a giant compared to the others. All of the other giants eat kids during Witching hour when everyone is supposed to be asleep but the BFG eats a vegetable called the Snozzcumber. The BFG thinks it tastes horrible but he would rather eat them then kids, The BFG drinks something called frobscottle and the BFG actually likes the Frobscottle. During Witching Hour The BFG runs all the way to the human world and blows all kinds of dreams in to the kids rooms instead of eating them like all the other giants. There is a little summary of the BFG but I¿m not going to give away the ending. Read it yourself to see what happens to Sophie and the BFG And all the other giants of Giant Land.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Couldn't wait to write a rave review of this splendidly enjoyable audio book but AudioFile Magazine beat me to it. Their editors wrote: 'In a perfect combination of plot and narration, Natasha Richardson has created a splendid rendition of a true children's classic.' In other words, she's wonderful! Richardson took home a Tony award for her spectacular Broadway turn in Cabaret, and won a Tony nomination for her debut in Anna Christie. Film credits? Beaucoup. The Parent Trap, A Month in the Country, The Handmaid's Tale and The Comfort of Strangers. There's no questioning her acting chops and she brings all to the fore in this stunning delivery of a beloved children's classic. As many may remember, Sophie is an orphan who is amazed to discover that giants actually do exist. Not only that but some of them are very mean, so cruel that they 'like to guzzle and swallomp nice little chiddlers.' However, there is an exception - the BFG (Big Friendly Giant). He's such a good guy that he and Sophie pair up to rid the world of the mean 'troggle-humping giants.' Why, the BFG is so nice that all he can eat is snozzcumbers, better known as really bad food. (No wonder Roald Dahl holds such an appeal for kids!) So determined are Sophie and the BFG that they even ask the Queen of England to help them dispense with the kid quaffing big ones. The BFG as read by Natasha Richardson is pure pleasure to be enjoyed over and over again. - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
BFG Review The BFG was a wonderful children¿s book written by Roald Dahl. I had a feeling just by reading the back of the book that I was going to like it. The characters were influential, the scenes were amazing and the plot was genius. I the next paragraph¿s I am going to give you a review of the BFG. The characters were really influential in the BFG. Especially the two main characters BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and Sophia. BFG was a giant from Giant land who was shorter than the other giants and did not eat humans like the other giants. Sophia was a little girl who was kidnapped by the BFG, who was trying to protect her from the bigger monsters. They ended up going through a lot of things together and became good friends. Out of five stars I would give the characters a five out of five. Besides the characters the scenes were amazing too. The way the author used description to describe the settings made me feel like I was really there. When it would say things like Sophia then got in the BFG¿s ear so they can travel, it made me feel like I was Sophia. In just about every scene their were descriptions so good it made me feel like I was the main character. The scenes of this book deserve a five out of five. The scenes weren¿t the only amazing thing, the plot was genius. What other man could have written a book about a giant and a little girl and have it be a best seller. The plot line was so original and interesting. The BFG was about a giant named BFG and a girl name Sophia who travel all over giant land conquering fears and enemies. The plot is just so enjoyable it will have you shouting all the other authors are fizz wigglers compared to Roald Dahl. The plot of this book would get a five out of five. In conclusion this book is a one of a kind. To find out even more about the characters, scenes, and plot you should read the book for yourself. Out of 15 this book would be a 15 out of 15.
Anonymous 10 days ago
I olny gav it 3 stars because I have not reed it yet. So after I read the sample I will rerated and I will put down my finally Rare and Review. BTW if u want to read my second one look for....BFG 2 .
ReadingOverTheShoulder 30 days ago
Just an amazing book for young readers. Great characters and simple plot keep this book relatable and easy to read. More reviews at ReadingOverTheShoulder.com
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Anonymous 5 months ago
It was amazing to read!!! I read it at my cabin and it was awsome:) AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:P
Anonymous 7 months ago
I WISH THAT I COULD'VE FILLED IN 1,000,000,000 MORE STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the privilege to read this book with a couple of friends. We each read a chapter a night. I would give this book 5 stars because it's a really good book. I would recommend this book to people who have a hard time reading because it would help because it’s well written. By well written I mean that it was clear and easy to understand. It was a page turner. Sometimes it is funny, interesting and questioning. If I could read this over and over again, I would. This is a well written book but there was a challenge. The BFG spoke with an accent. At times, that accent was difficult to understand. But you will get the hang of it. If they came out with a second book, I would buy it right away. If you have a chance to read over the summer, find this book and read it. Sophie is a girl in an orphanage. There is a rule that she can't get out of bed, even if she has to go to the bathroom. But the curtain was a little open. It was bothering her so she got up and closed it, well she closed it she saw this tall black figure walking around town. She got really scared so she jumped back in bed she was hiding under the covers until… By J.A. 5th Grader
Grace-L1 More than 1 year ago
The book called BFG (which stands best giant friend) y Roald Dahl is a truly amazing tale. It tells of a girl named Sophie who wide wide awake one night. Then kidnapped the other night by a nice and generous giant. The giant bring her to a place where humans had never gone and ever thought existed. There lived flesh eating giants. is Shopie safe enough to go back where she belongs with her family. Read to find out.  This book is exciting and entrancing. The BFG will have young readers turning the pages till the very last page.
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The-Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Dahl is a good author to introduce children into reading. He has a fun way of creating a magical world that is exciting and full of laughs and weird, but lovable characters. You can tell he's an Englishman because they end up meeting the queen!
TerrileeStone More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, my daughter loved this book and now my granddaughter.
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I bought this so I could use it in my classroom. It will not let me play it.