The BFG

Roald Dahl; Pictures by Quentin Blake

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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 world of troggle-humping -- forever.

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"Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake are uncanny in their understanding of what children like to read and see. Sophie, an eight-year-old orphan, is kidnapped by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and taken to Giantland, where [her] alliance with the BFG and the queen of England results in the capture of the nine evil giants. Children will enjoy this book." --The New York Times Book Review

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Roald Dahl; Pictures by Quentin Blake

Roald Dahl is one of the most successful and well-known of all children's writers. His books, which are read by children the world over, include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and Matilda.

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The BFG
Roald Dahl; Pictures by Quentin Blake

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Booklist Best Books of the '80s, Booklist Editors' Choice, IL Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award, Illinois Bluestem Book Award ML

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
November 1982
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374304690
ISBN10: 0374304696
Middle-Grade Fiction
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 232 pages, Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 8
$18.99
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