Just imagine knowing you may be eaten for breakfast at any moment; dropped like a rasher of bacon into a frying pan sizzling with fat. This is exactly what worries Sophie when she is snatched from her bed by a giant whose stride is as long as a tennis court! Luckily, the giant who has her in his grasp is a gentle, jumbly creature who captures dreams like exotic butterflies. As Sophie enters Giant Country with him, dodging monstrous beasts who feast on human bones, the biggest adventure of her whole life is just about to begin… Stuffed full of Quentin Blake’s exuberant artwork, this classic Roald Dahl favourite is an irrepressible tale of dreams, imagination and the triumph of good over evil.

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  • not for me

    Boring because of the language used

    3 March 2017

  • I loved this book so much and i had to read it a million times before i got bored of it. This was an amazing book and i would recommend this to everyone.

    8 March 2014

  • I thought it was nice how the BFG catches dreams and can hear absolutely anything.

    8 March 2014

  • Best book ever by Roald Dahl!

    7 March 2014

  • loved it

    I liked this story about the giant and the girl how they helped each other.

    7 March 2014

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!


    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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