The BFG (Paperback)
  • The BFG (Paperback)

The BFG (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator)
3 Reviews Sign in to write a review
Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 11/02/2016
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 48 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Occasionally, as he told his stories, my father would stride up and down waving his arms and waggling his fingers. But mostly he would sit close to me on the edge of my bunk and speak very softly.
"The Big Friendly Giant makes his magic powers out of the dreams that children dream when they are asleep," he said.
"How?’"I asked. "Tell me how, Dad."

So it goes that in Chapter Two of his outstanding 1975 tale Dannythe Champion of the World, Roald Dahl first breathed life into the notion of the BFG – the Big Friendly Giant, ‘three times as tall as ordinary men and his hands were as big as wheelbarrows.’

Seven years later, Roald Dahl saw fit to give this extraordinary character his own stage. Again in close collaboration with master-illustrator Quentin Blake, The BFG was born, a properly epic adventure underpinned with all of Roald Dahl’s wit and heart.

When the young orphan Sophie finds herself seemingly kidnapped by a strange, cloaked giant, initial alarm finally gives way to the deepest of friendships and the discovery of wisdom and courage in the smallest of places. Held aloft by Roald Dahl’s ceaseless invention and power of wordplay, The BFG ranks as one of his greatest triumphs and for over three decades has been a treasured part of children’s lives the world over.

Waterstones invites you to get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, it’s a winsquiffler we tell you! It’s a golden phizzwizard of a fantastic ride!

Now the magic of Roald Dahl is brought to life in these new illustrated paperback editions from the imagination of Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl’s own favourite illustrator. With brand new, bold cover designs and Blake’s quintessential pen and ink drawings these are classic editions for every generation to enjoy.

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.

One of Britain’s finest living illustrators, Quentin Blake has put pictures to more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl’s favourite illustrator. As an author he has written and illustrated a number of bestselling children’s books including The Green Ship and Angelica Sprocket’s Pockets. In 1999 he became the first ever Children’s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780141365428
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 186 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

You may also be interested in...

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Book 1)
Added to basket
War Horse
Added to basket
Cat Kid Comic Club
Added to basket
Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild PB
Added to basket
For Whom the Ball Rolls
Added to basket
The Bad Beginning
Added to basket
The Iron Man
Added to basket
Adam Wins The Internet
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Letters from the Lighthouse
Added to basket
The Butterfly Lion
Added to basket
The Bad Guys Episode 1
Added to basket

“the BFG”

This is my best story ever.The BFG has lots of exciting
characters there are lots of giants, a Queen, a gilr and a servant.

The BFG is loved by adults and children. The most interesting part was when the Queen saw... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 129

“My son loves Roald Dahl. Great book.”

I have started to buy books by Roald Dahl for my son and he loves them. The BFG is a firm favourite.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 96

“a book review by Insha shan”

The BFG is a funny, exciting and fantasy book written by Roald Dahl. It is a book that should be read by age groups between nine and twelve year olds.

In London there was a little girl named Sophie in the orphanage... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 92

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.