BFG, The

BFG, The

Book - 1982
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Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., c1982
ISBN: 9780590060196
0590060198
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill ; 17 cm.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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LexiLou2
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.

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mammothhawk229e
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.

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niuniuyujie
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.

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papia
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!

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SandyBlank
Jul 20, 2016

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

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tomatogirl71
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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Jul 20, 2014

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Dec 12, 2016

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