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The well-loved story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants. Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them, the BFG. He's the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever.
Publisher: London : Puffin, 2016, Β©1982.
ISBN: 9780141361321
Characteristics: 198 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Blake, Quentin - Illustrator
Dahl, Lucy
Alternative Title: Big friendly giant.


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Jan 25, 2018

The Big Friendly Giant was almost like my best friend in elementary school; I read this novel enough times to say we were much like close companions! I never got bored of this inventive, fun and intriguing book about a dream-catching giant and his fearsome brothers. At the witching hour, Sophie, a girl with insomnia looks out the window and sees a giant with a trumpet going from building to building to catch their dreams. Naturally, the sly giant can’t have any little girl tattling on his talent and grabs Sophie out of her room. Although initially Sophie is terrified, the BFG stays true to his name and the two become a duo to be reckoned with. There were so many meaningful messages in this story and I know some people are worried about the context, but it’s a children’s book for goodness sake! One of my favourite quotes deals with the BFG explaining that humans are the only animals that kill each other. The film adaptation lives up to expectations and is a great hit! Rating 4.5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 30, 2017

I loved this story when I was younger. Re-reading it as an adult I enjoyed the language as much as when I was a child. Perhaps it was the time in which Dahl wrote the novel but I was disappointed by some of the characterizations: the Queen's maid is older, heavy-set and not very bright; only men are in the armed forces protecting the country; boys would not like a dream a girl would like and vice versa; when the Queen calls Baghdad and talks to the Sultan wondering if anything unpleasant had happened there overnight the reply is "We are chopping off people's heads like you are chopping parsley". *Gulp*! There are somethings I'd definitely not read to my niece as I would not wish to maintain stereotypes.

Sophie is a smart girl and is curious. The BFG snatches her in the witching hour. the BFG takes Sophie to his cave.there friendship grows.I have read this many times I think it is a phenomenal book.

Nov 14, 2017

Politically incorrect book? Debatable.
Imaginative? Oh, yes.
Mocked British armed forces? Of course! Author also sugarcoated Great Britain's waning military state by using helicopters instead of transport planes.
Surprised on Queen Elizabeth II more of a figurehead? Yep.
Author positive portrayal of head butler on how to feed BFG? Classic.
Subtle strategy on how the weaker defeated the stronger.
Highly recommended for kids & the kid at heart.

Jan 10, 2017

I love this book and it was the best movie ever seen in the world to me !
I don't know why I loved the movie and I don't know why I'm still like it, but it's still good book and a adventure inside the book!πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‹πŸŽ‹πŸŽ‹πŸŽ‹πŸŽ‹πŸŽ‹πŸŽ‹πŸŽ‹πŸŽ‹πŸŽ‹πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸŒΌπŸŒΌπŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŸπŸŸπŸŸπŸŸπŸŒ½πŸŒ½πŸŒ½πŸŒ½

I liked this book because it was very funny. Review by Haylee.

Jul 27, 2016

This book was so fun to read. And I love how the BFG was a ting giant. How is that even possible!

Jul 20, 2016

Cool book. I need to read some more of his stuff! This is a very creative author.

Jul 19, 2016

I really liked this book. I really liked the big friendly giant because he gave kids good dreams. The land where the giants live is really neat, because of the tall hills. It was a super fun read.

PimaLib_JeanSC Jun 30, 2016

This book has some of the best made up words.

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