Book Review – The BFG

by Roald Dahl (Puffin
Books) ISBN: 978-0-141-36132-1 

Beloved children’s author, Roald
Dahl, has written classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and
James and the Giant Peach. He penned The BFG in 1982, dedicating
the book to his late daughter Olivia who passed away at the age of seven. 

Orphan Sophie is up at the
witching hour one night. She looks out of her dormitory window and sees a giant
person. The giant reaches into her room, snatches her up and runs off with her.
Luckily for Sophie, he is The Big Friendly Giant and takes her to Giant Country
with him. 
There she discovers nine other giants that are larger and not so
friendly. They have names like Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater and like to
guzzle “human beans” every night. As Sophie and the BFG become fast friends,
they hatch a daring plan to save “human beans” all over world from coming to an
ucky-mucky end at the hands of the bloodthirsty giants. 

There were plenty of giggles
from my children as we read this enchanting book. This edition has a foreword
by Dahl’s granddaughter, Lucy, and was released concurrently with the Disney
Motion Picture of the same name. 

Ewa Fabris


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Posted on: 15th August 2016