The Bfg (Hardcover)

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Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains inBoy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to 'a wonderful faraway place'. In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attache in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.The BFG is dedicated to the memory of Roald Dahl's eldest daughter, Olivia, who died from measles when she was seven – the same age at which his sister had died (fron appendicitis) over forty years before. Quentin Blake, the first Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books.
When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But the two join forces to vanquish the nine other far less gentle giants who threaten to consume earth’s children.

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ISBN 9780679428138
Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
Format Hardcover
Pages 243
Publisher Date 1993-10-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Everymans Library
Copyright Year 1993
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.0 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience Children/juvenile
Authors Dahl, Roald

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