Filled with never-before-seen illustrations by Quentin Blake, this limited edition of The BFG is part of a year of celebrations to mark 100 years since Roald Dahl’s birth. It includes an exclusive new foreword in which Quentin tells the fascinating story behind his long collaboration with Roald Dahl and these never-before-seen pictures.
The Big Friendly Giant once looked rather different. His marvellous ears were rounder, he wore an apron and on his feet were a pair of boots. Quentin Blake thought the book was already on the way to the printers when he got a call; Roald Dahl had a few changes to make. So Quentin visited Roald Dahl at home for the first time and together, around the kitchen table, they recreated the giant, with his waistcoat and sandals that we know today. But what would become of Quentin’s original drawings? Tucked away in a drawer in his studio, they’ve been seen by not a goggler – until now.
‘We is in DREAM COUNTRY . . . This is where all DREAMS is beginning.’
On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant.
Luckily it is the BIG FRIENDLY GIANT, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle.
But there are other giants in GIANT COUNTRY: fifty-foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat.
Together with her friend the BFG, Sophie sets out to rid the world of trogglehumping giants forever...
ROALD DAHL was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER.
QUENTIN BLAKE has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl’s favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children’s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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I've always loved this book! Probably one of the first 'proper' books that I read.
I still have my original copy. When I saw that there was a special edition, I knew I had to have it.
This new publication of the BFG I bought arrived swiftly through the post, and all I can say to fans, is that
this is a great edition. You can see both images here on Waterstones site. Underneath the front jacket,... More
Bought for my future grandchildren! Lovely book but charged £3 more for buying in store rather than using click and collect. Five stars for the book, less for the price difference
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