One night when the Big Friendly Giant is spotted by Sophie blowing good dreams from a trumpet into children’s bedrooms, he takes her with him. But Sophie totally dislikes being in Giant Country. Not all giants are as kind as him. Nine bad giants gobble up humans all over the world. They even take a special delight in gobbling up kids! Something must be done about this!
Sophie and the BFG forge out a plan how to put a stop to the bad giants’ game for good and all. But to be able to do so, they need the help of the Queen of England. When the BFG blows a nightmare into the Queen’s bedroom, suddenly some things begin to change – even for Sophie. It is the Queen who exactly knows how to stop the wolfish activities of the nine giants!
This book is suitable for readers aged 8 and 12.
This book tells the exciting story of two totally different characters, who are able to save the children all over the world by shrewd ideas and great courage. Being tall does not necessarily mean to be clever and being small has its benefits, too. Kids understand this message straight away when reading this book.
Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Dahl’s children’s books are known for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. Dahl’s works for children include »James and the Giant Peach«, »Charlie and the Chocolate Factory«, »Matilda«, »The Witches«, »Fantastic Mr Fox«, »The BFG«, »The Twits« and »George’s Marvellous Medicine«.
Quentin Blake is a well-known artist whose work has made him popular on both sides of the Atlantic. He has illustrated most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books as well as many others. He lives in London, where he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art.