Dahl, Roald The BFG

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The BFG

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Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He's the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever . . .

The well-loved story of a big friendly giant celebrates its 30th anniversary with a right royal new cover by Quentin Blake!

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.

Quentin Blake is one of the UK's most celebrated artists, renowned for his collaboration with Roald Dahl. He is visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art and lives in London.

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Evidently not even Roald Dahl could resist the acronym craze of the early eighties. BFG? Bellowing ferret-faced golfer? Backstabbing fairy godmother? Oh, oh... Big Friendly Giant! This BFG doesn't seem all that F at first as he creeps down a London street, snatches little Sophie out of her bed, and bounds away with her to giant land. And he's not really all that B when compared with his evil, carnivorous brethren, who bully him for being such an oddball runt. After all, he eats only disgusting snozzcumbers, and while the other Gs are snacking on little boys and girls, he's blowing happy dreams in through their windows. What kind of way is that for a G to behave?

The BFG is one of Dahl's most lovable character creations. Whether galloping off with Sophie nestled into the soft skin of his ear to capture dreams as though they were exotic butterflies; speaking his delightful, jumbled, squib-fangled patois; or whizzpopping for the Queen, he leaves an indelible impression of bigheartedness. (Ages 9 to 12) --Susan Harrison

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"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" ( David Walliams)

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there s only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He s the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever.The well-loved story of a big friendly giant celebrates its 30th anniversary with a right royal new cover by Quentin Blake! Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children s writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after a monumental bash on the head , sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. Quentin Blake is one of the UK s most celebrated artists, renowned for his collaboration with Roald Dahl. He is visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art and lives in London. Bookseller Inventory # LVN9780141343013

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