The BFG (Puffin Fiction)

by Roald Dahl | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0141311371 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Wucker on 4/6/2007
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Wucker on Friday, April 06, 2007
The BFG is a big, friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed one dark night. Fortunately, this giant really is friendly, but his countrymen in the land of giants are inveterate child-eaters. Can the child enlist the aid of his kidnapper in stopping the nightly massacre?

Journal Entry 2 by Wucker at Plas Coch pub in Wrexham, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, April 06, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (4/7/2007 UTC) at Plas Coch pub in Wrexham, Wales United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 3 by Sunnybubble from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Saturday, April 07, 2007
Picked up at the Wrexham meetup today.

SunlightBoBo loves the cartoon version with David Jason, but is a bit too young for the book yet, so it's going travelling to Canada with a couple of others to HoserLauren..Enjoy xxx

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 29, 2007
I received this book while I was on vacation from Sunlightbub! I had put it on my wishlist because it's a book on the BBC Top 100 - a list I've been trying to get through. Dahl's books have been the funnest to read on the list! I'm looking forward to reading this one. Thanks so much!!

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 02, 2007
Sophie, a young orphaned girl, looks out her window one night to see a great big giant with an instrument that looks like a trumpet, blowing stuff into other windows on her street. Scared, she goes back to her bed but this giant has huge ears and can hear anything and he picks her up and takes her back to his cave. This isn't a scary giant though, this is the Big Friendly Giant (BFG, which I'll admit, I entertained for a while was a different F word!). When Sophie learns of the nasty other giants that eat children, she and the BFG come up with a grand scheme to stop the giants before they hurt anyone else.
This book is so cute and the illustrations add nicely to the story. Although I enjoy how the BFG talks (which is in improper grammar), this could be confusing for a child who you would read the book to. But the book promotes education, which is great. It's also quite a good story of good vs bad. Most importantly, it's a fun book!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, July 03, 2007
I have this book now :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, July 22, 2007
Sophie, a young orphan, gets picked up by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant). The BFG was blowing dreams into people's heads. Sophie and the BFG come up with a plan to stop the other giants from eating children. This is a fun book but would be extremely hard to read aloud. I absolutely loved the way that Dahl plays with words and grammar.

I really must read some more children's literature as it is so entertaining

Journal Entry 8 by AwesomeAud from New Dundee, Ontario Canada on Friday, August 17, 2007
I grabbed this at the meet-up at Whole-Lot-a-Gelata last week. Sorry I didn''t journal it earlier.

I like Roald Dahl. :)

Journal Entry 9 by AwesomeAud at Princess Cinema Cafe in Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Thursday, April 09, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (4/10/2009 UTC) at Princess Cinema Cafe in Waterloo, Ontario Canada

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I'm going there tonight for the monthly meeting. If no one takes it, I'll leave it on the counter in the window with the other books.

This is an enjoyable book. Tho seemingly aimed at youngsters, the writing and word play appeals to adults as well.

An English orphan named Sophie meets the Big Friendly Giant, and together they come up with a plan to capture the other bigger giants, whose favourite food is children.

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