The Bfg

The Bfg

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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.
Audience: 720
Text Difficulty 3
Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9781101662984
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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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mjk236sb
Jun 20, 2016

This may be kept in the children's section of the library, but it is a must read for anyone no matter what your age. Delightful tale of the BFG and Sophie as they take on the man eating giants. Waiting anxiously for the movie that if true to the book will charm all viewers.

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Jul 20, 2014

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Dec 12, 2016

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