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The BFG( 40 customer ratings | )
Author: Dahl, Roald
Publication Date:May 2016
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint:Puffin Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.99
Book Description:

Roald Dahl's beloved novel hits the big screen in a major motion picture adaptation from Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Studios -- starring Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance as The BFG!  The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants--rather than the BFG--she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie...
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Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.1 x 7.77 x 0.58 Inches
Book Weight:0.375 Pounds
Author Biography
Dahl, Roald (Author)

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, The BFG was made into a movie in July 2017, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.


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