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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


Teacher Ideas


Afrikaans Covers – Die Groot Sagmoedige Reu

Bulgarian Covers – ГДВ

Catalan Covers – El gran amic gegant

Croatian Covers – BFG – Blagi Fantastični Gorostas

Czech Covers – obrDobr

Dutch Covers – De GVR

Estonian Covers – Suur Sõbralik Hiiglane

French Covers – Le Bon Gros Géant

German Covers – Sophiechen und der Riese


Italian Covers – Il Grande Gigante Gentile

Korean Covers – 내 친구 꼬마 거인

Norwegian Covers – Stor Vennlig Kjempe

Russian Covers – БДВ, или Большой и Добрый Великан

Scots Covers – The Guid Freendly Giant

Serbian Covers – VDDŽ

Slovakian Covers – Kamoš obor

Slovenian Covers – VDV – Veliki dobrodušni velikan

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