The BFG

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Random House, Feb 9, 2010 - Children's stories - 272 pages
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When Sophie is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night by a giant four times as tall as the tallest human, she thinks she is about to be breakfast. But luckily for Sophie, her giant is the only nice and jumbly giant in Giant Country, and the pair are soon thinking of ways to disappear the BFG's nasty neighbours...

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It is the "witching hour" and Sophie, a young orphan, can't sleep. She spots a very large creature leaning into neighbor kids' windows with something that looks like a huge trumpet. The giant sees her ... Read full review

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One night, Sophie accidentally sees the BFG (Big Friendly Giant). He kidnaps her from the orphanage where she lives and whisks her off to faraway giant land. BFG has to hide Sophie from the other ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in "Boy," he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to 'a wonderful faraway place'. In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attache in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.
The BFG is dedicated to the memory of Roald Dahl's eldest daughter, Olivia, who died from measles when she was seven - the same age at which his sister had died (fron appendicitis) over forty years before.
Quentin Blake, the first Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books.

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