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The BFG

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Description

When orphan Sophie is snatched from her bed by a Giant, she fears that he's going to eat her. But although he carries her far away to Giant Country, the Giant has no intention of harming her. As he explains, in his unique way of talking, "I is the only nice and jumbly Giant in Giant Country! I is THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT! I is the BFG." The BFG tells Sophie how he mixes up dreams to blow through a trumpet into the rooms of sleeping children. But soon, all the BFG's powers are put to the test as he and Sophie battle to stop the other Giants from tucking into the children of the world. The RAF and even the Queen become involved in the mission.   [from roalddahl.com]


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Awards

  • Federation of Children's Book Groups Award (UK 1982)
  • Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis (Germany 1984)
  • International Board on Books for Young People awards for Norwegian and German translations (1986)
  • Good Book Guide "Best Books of the Past 20 Years" (UK 1997)

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Farrar Straus Giroux, 1982
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Puffin, 1989
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Everyman Library, 1993
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Puffin, 1995
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Puffin, 1998
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Puffin, 1999
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Puffin, 2001
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Jonathan Cape, 2002
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Puffin, 2007
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Jonathan Cape, 2010
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Afrikaans Cover Illustration - "Die GSR - Die Groot Sagmoedige Reus"

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Tafelberg Publishers, 2000
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2007
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Rosman, 2005
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