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A scrumdiddlyumptious new look for one of Roald Dahl’s best-loved tales! Every night, when the world is sleeping, massive gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. There’s only one giant who can stop them – the BFG! He’s the kindest, friendliest giant in the world. And with his human friend Sophie tucked into his pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends once and for all…

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Date published

February 7th, 2013

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.8; Middle years; 6.0 points




Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales on September 13th 1916. His parents were Norwegian, and were called Harald and Sofie. He went to Repton school, in Derbyshire, and left school in 1933.

His first job was in Africa, with the Shell Oil Company. In the second world war he fought as a fighter pilot, and was badly injured when his plane crashed. After the war he worked in America, and soon started writing stories.

His very first children’s book, written in 1943 was called The Gremlins. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the President of the USA liked it so much he was invited to the White House and became friends with the President, Franklin D Roosevelt.

He wrote a number of books and short stories for adults, many of which were televised as the hugely popular Tales of the Unexpected.

But it was as a children’s author that he found greatest fame and satisfaction, saying “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers…Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.” Millions of fans around the world agreed and have chuckled and gasped at his amazing stories. His mesmerising stories, written in sizzling, sparkly language, will lead you into adventures you’ll never ever forget!

From 1945 until his death, he lived at Gipsy House, in Buckinghamshire, where he wrote his famous children’s books. He died in hospital in Oxford, on November 23rd, 1990. His books have continued to be read and loved, and have been made into a number of hit films, including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can even visit the Roald Dahl Museum in the village where Dahl lived for most of his life.

In 2009 the Roald Dahl Funny Prize was established in his memory.

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  1. Bellasara 113282

    on 5 March 2016

    one of my personal favourite books is the bfg that stands for big friendly giant here are 5 reasons you should read this 1. it is an adventure story (amazing!) 2. it inspires you to get writing the start it seems scary but it’s not 4. it gives you a great imagination 5. come on the author is roald dahl

  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 1 August 2015

    I think the songs in this book are really good and funny.I think this book is amazing because it is all really creepy then suddenly it all gets really strange and creepy.

  3. Avatar owl 761790

    on 26 June 2015

    I liked the book. My mum has read it to me. Roald Dahl makes the BFG talk a bit differently which I found a bit funny. I like the part when the giants are captured by the army. There is a cartoon movie version of it, there are some scary scenes so younger children might not want to watch the movie.

    4out of 5
  4. Hayley 113303

    on 1 February 2015

    At first i thought it would be scary but when i read on i actually loved it. It is a great story of our dear roald dahl

    5out of 5
  5. Default avatar

    on 27 January 2015

    A classic book. I could read this 100 times over and still want to read it again.

    5out of 5
  6. Avatar owl 761790

    on 2 January 2015

    Big Friendly Giant- You said it. Orphaned Sophie is lying awake thinking of the witches a lnd ghouls that rise at night. A large shadow is seen in the distance. Snuggle-YOU-pop-MUSt- snoggedtrumph – READ-fingerspip- THIS- frogglejin-BOOK-soup

  7. Love stargirl 113412

    on 9 March 2014

    big friendly giant fantastic

    5out of 5
  8. Storm 113293

    on 9 March 2014

    Giants may be gory, but in this book roald dahl shows that one, special giant may be different from the others. From help for Sophie, a young girl the big friendly giant captured, they ensure no more human beans will be gobbled up.

  9. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 9 March 2014

    I really enjoyed The BFG. It was such a funny book and I couldn’t put it down. I loved the way that it was written from a giants view of our world and their world, which are full of nasty horrible creatures unlike himself who is the only nice one in his world. Simply satisfying.

  10. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 March 2014

    This was one of my absolute favourite books when I was younger.It is a classic, a story i remember well from my childhood. Every child should be read this story.

  11. Fairy thumb 11

    on 8 March 2014

    This is the best described book I like it helped me read and it’s awesome I would recommend this to little kids I loved the BFG it had a little girl calked Sophie in it she was a ears at first

  12. Hayley 113303

    on 6 March 2014


    4out of 5
  13. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 6 March 2014

    A Classic by Roald Dahl! I can’t believe anyone wouldn’t like it but I suppose everyone has their own opinion

  14. Evie 113313

    on 5 March 2014

    This tale just never gets boring.

  15. Jane blonde 113694

    on 5 March 2014


  16. Avatar owl 761790

    on 3 March 2014

    hi . i loved this book .i would deffintly recomend this book to anyone aged 8-10 .it is full of adventure . 10 out of 10 .

    5out of 5
  17. Gruffalo 113679

    on 17 February 2014

    This book is amazing and funny! I think that the illustrations are amazing and very detailed. The author, Roald Dahl has described the storyline and the characters in an absolutely great way!! I think that the author is the best children’s book author!

    5out of 5
  18. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 9 October 2013

    thery funny and cool