Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG by Roald Dahl is the well-loved story of a big friendly giant (BFG) who spirits a young orphan girl, Sophie, out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants. The BFG is the giant (and he is small in comparison to the other giants) who does not eat human beans, instead he spends his time catching dreams and blowing them into children’s bedrooms while they sleep.  Together he and Sophie devise a plan to get the Queen of England to capture all the other giants who eat human beans so the children of the world will be safe.  Children will love the nonsensical way The BFG talks. He has never been to school and had to teach himself to talk, read, and write. Therefore he tends to get things rather muddled.  A wonderful imaginative story from one of the world’s favorite children’s author.
It is a Battle of the Books title for the Pikes Peak region.  Recommended for  ages 9 – 12.

Mrs. Archer’s Rating: 5 of 5  

September was Roald Dahl month.  Until December 2010 students can participate in a Reading Dahlathon. For more information check out this site: Roald Dahl

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