Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Reading Age: 7+

Interest level: 6+


Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

The BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, who unexpectedly spirits a little girl named Sophie out of bed, and into the land of the child-eating giants.  With Sophie in his top pocket, the BFG sets off to rid the world of the big, gruesome giants who guzzle up 'human beans' - the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends.


Full of outrageous humour and plenty of jokes about bodily functions that children will love, this warm-hearted stories is one of Roald Dahl's many much-loved tales that continue to be cherished by readers of all ages.


Publisher: Puffin

About the author

  • Quentin Blake

    Children's Laureate 1999-2001
    Quentin Blake was born in 1932 and read English at Cambridge, before attending Chelsea Art College. He has won many major prizes for illustration, including the Kate Greenaway Medal (1980) and the Red House Children's Book Award (1981) for Mister Magnolia. He is also the winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration and in 1990 was voted 'The Illustrator's Illustrator' by Observer Magazine. A tireless promoter of children's literature – and a long-time collaborator with roald Dahl –  Quentin Blake was awarded the OBE in 1988 and in 2005 he was awarded a CBE for services to Children's Literature. In the most recent New Year’s Honours list he has been knighted.


    Quentin was the inaugural Children's Laureate (1999-2001), an experience he recorded in his book Laureate's Progress. During his time in the role, he celebrated children's books and children's book illustration with a range of projects and exhibitions, and conceived the idea for the House of Illustration, the world's first centre dedicated to the art of illustration in all its forms.   


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Average rating: 3/5

What you thought

This book is a fun cool adventure, as soon as you step into it you enter a whole different world of mystery!

Rating: 5 star
8 December 2016

This book is full of character and life it brought it all up to life

Rating: 4 star
6 December 2016

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21 October 2016

I think this will be an absolutely wonderful book and I want to read it.

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7 October 2016

This is an enchanting book and is just hilarious. This is all I can say because it's nothing else. Disgustrious!

Rating: 4 star
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19 May 2016

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