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The BFG

Written by Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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LoveReading View on The BFG

This is a delightful, funny and exciting story about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops it shows how trust and love develops between them. It also shows that bullying must not be tolerated and Dahl is at his might best here by eventually ensuring the big bad giants get their comeuppance whilst the big friendly giant wins the day alongside the little girl Sophie. The text is perfectly complemented with illustrations by Quentin Blake.

WIGGLE YOUR EARS! This new edition includes MAKE-YOUR-OWN GIANT EARS for dress-up.

The BFG Synopsis

Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. This new edition includes Make-Your-Own Giant Ears for dress-up! Wiggle Your Ears!

On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them? Let's hope so - otherwise the next child a gruesome giant guzzles could be you.

Now you can listen to The BFG and other Roald Dahl audio books read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios!

Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! inspired by the revolting Twits.

In July The BFG movie is released! Directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Disney and inspired by Roald Dahl, it stars Mark Rylance as The BFG himself and newcomer Ruby Barnhill as young orphan Sophie.

Keep up with the movie news on The BFG Movie facebook page!

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ISBN: 9780141361567
Publication date: 01/09/2016
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

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Publication date: 16/06/2016
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Publication date: 02/06/2016
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
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ISBN: 9780141365428
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141344089
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141365428
Publication date: 06/09/2007
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141365428
Publication date: 11th February 2016
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son. He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire. Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was &...

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