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The Bfg
By Quentin Blake (illustrator) and Roald Dahl
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date November 1, 1982
Pages 219
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374304690
ISBN-10 0374304696
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $18.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The BFG--Big Friendly Giant--kidnaps Sophie from her bed in the orphanage and takes her back to Giantland where she becomes involved in a scheme to end the loathsome activities of nine evil giants
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

"Well, first of all, " said the BFG, "human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist."

Sophie discovers that giants not only exist, but that there are a great many of them who like to guzzle and swallomp nice little chiddlers. But not the Big Friendly Giant. He and Sophie cook up an ingenious plot to free the world of troggle-humping -- forever.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780224020404 Book cover for 9780679428138
 
With Quentin Blake (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Everymans Library (October 1, 1993)
9780679428138 | details & prices | 243 pages | 6.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
from Abc-Clio Inc (February 1, 1989)
9781850899570 | details & prices | List price $14.95
from Gardners Books (October 14, 1982)
9780224020404 | details & prices | 224 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $32.05
About: Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
Paperback
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from Gardners Books (February 7, 2013)
9780141346427 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $11.65
About: "A true genius .
from Gardners Books (September 6, 2007)
9780141322629 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.05
About: Tells the story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants.
from Gardners Books (September 6, 2007)
9780141323442 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $8.60
About: What do you think the BFG looks like, or Charlie, or Matilda or Mr and Mrs Twit?
With Quentin Blake (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Puffin (August 16, 2007)
9780142410387 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: The BFG--Big Friendly Giant--kidnaps Sophie from her bed in the orphanage and takes her back to Giantland where she becomes involved in a scheme to end the loathsome activities of nine evil giants
New edition from Gardners Books (February 28, 2002)
9780224064521 | details & prices | 276 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.65
About: After Sophie is snatched from her bed by the Big Friendly Giant, she discovers to her relief that the BFG is a dream-maker, not a man-eater.
New edition from Gardners Books (April 5, 2001)
9780141311371 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.30
About: The BFG is a big, friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed one dark night.
Large print edition from Galaxy (May 1, 1999)
9780754060543 | details & prices | List price $16.95
With Quentin Blake (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Puffin (June 1, 1998)
9780141301051 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
With Prima Games (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Puffin (October 1, 1985)
9780140340198 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $4.99
This edition also contains EA Sports Active: Official Fitness Guide & Journal
About: Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780141348360 Book cover for 9780141805917
 
from Gardners Books (June 6, 2013)
9780141348360 | details & prices | 5.50 × 4.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $20.35
About: Paperback.
With Natasha Richardson (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Harperfestival (February 1, 2006)
9780060852733 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.25 lbs | List price $25.95
About: The BFG--Big Friendly Giant--kidnaps Sophie from her bed in the orphanage and takes her back to Giantland where she becomes involved in a scheme to end the loathsome activities of nine evil giants.
from Gardners Books (March 3, 2005)
9780141805917 | details & prices | 2 pages | 5.00 × 5.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $17.20
About: The funny, exciting and warm story of a special friendship between the BIG FRIENDLY GIANT and the little girl, Sophie.
Cassette/Spoken Word
With Natasha Richardson (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Harpercollins Childrens (April 1, 2002)
9780060091156 | details & prices | 7.50 × 4.25 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $22.00
About: The BFG--Big Friendly Giant--kidnaps Sophie from her bed in the orphanage and takes her back to Giantland where she becomes involved in a scheme to end the loathsome activities of nine evil giants.
School and Library
Book cover for 9780374304690
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Quentin Blake (other contributor) | from Farrar Straus & Giroux (November 1, 1982)
9780374304690 | details & prices | 219 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.99
About: Kidsnatched from her orphange by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606002622
 
from Demco Media (November 30, 2002); titled "Bfg"
9780606327152 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.64
About: Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
from Demco Media (October 1, 1985)
9780606002622 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.10
About: Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2007)
9781417786121 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.60 lbs | List price $18.40
About: The BFG--Big Friendly Giant--kidnaps Sophie from her bed in the orphanage and takes her back to Giantland where she becomes involved in a scheme to end the loathsome activities of nine evil giants
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808572718 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 6.00 lbs | List price $15.40
About: Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.

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