Roald Dahl


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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 hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!



  • 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)


Criticism and Analysis

Fun Stuff

The BFG Quiz
The BFG Trivia Quiz
My Visit to Gipsy House
Me with the real-life BFG from my visit to Gipsy House


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    • Custom binding by artist Erin Fletcher 


      Afrikaans Covers – Die Groot Sagmoedige Reu

      French Covers – Le Bon Gros Géant

      German Covers – Sophiechen und der Riese

      Greek Covers – ΜΕΓΑΛΟ ΦΙΛΙΚΟ ΓΙΓΑΝΤΑ

      Italian Covers – Il Grande Gigante Gentile

      Norwegian Covers – Stor Vennlig Kjempe

      Russian Covers – БДВ, или Большой и Добрый Великан

      Scots Covers

      Spanish Covers – El Gran Gigante Bonachón

      Swedish Covers – Stora Vänliga Jätten

      Turkish Covers – Koca Sevimli Dev

      Ukrainian Covers – ВДВ, або Великий Дружній Велетень

      Vietnamese Covers – Sophie và tên khổng lồ

      Welsh Covers – Yr Cmm