The Bfg

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The Bfg

Format:  Hardcover,

243 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Oct 1993

ISBN-13: 9780679428138

ISBN-10: 0679428135

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When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But the two join forces to vanquish the nine other far less gentle giants who threaten to consume earth's children.


Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Oct 1993
ISBN-13: 9780679428138
ISBN-10: 0679428135
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 243
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 8.25 x 0.75

About the author

Biography of Dahl, Roald

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice.

He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy.

Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

Biography of Blake, Quentin

Award-winning illustrator and children's author, Quentin Blake was born in 1932. His first drawings were published in "Punch" when he was 16. He has illustrated almost 300 titles some in collaboration with famous writers such as Russell Hoban, John Yeoman and Roald Dahl. He is the creator of characters such as Mister Magnolia and Mrs. Armitage. His works have earned him numerous awards including the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, the Bologna Ragazzi Prize, and in 2002 the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. In 1999, he was selected as the First Children's Laureate.

Chapter outline

List of Charactersp. ix
The Witching Hourp. 3
Who?p. 6
The Snatchp. 10
The Cavep. 14
The BFGp. 19
The Giantsp. 25
The Marvelous Earsp. 33
Snozzcumbersp. 43
The Bloodbottlerp. 51
Frobscottle and Whizzpoppersp. 61
Journey to Dream Countryp. 68
Dream-Catchingp. 81
A Trogglehumper for the Fleshlumpeaterp. 87
Dreamsp. 98
The Great Planp. 118
Mixing the Dreamp. 130
Journey to Londonp. 139
The Palacep. 148
The Queenp. 154
The Royal Breakfastp. 170
The Planp. 185
Capture!p. 192
Feeding Timep. 211
The Authorp. 216

Awards and Recognitions

  • Kanga, 1994 (Australia)
  • Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award, 2007 (Australia)

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