The BFG

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 1982 - Dreams - 208 pages
MTM:s talboksannotation: Lilla barnhemsbarnet Sophie kidnappas av Stora Vänliga Jätten och förs till hans märkliga grotta. En hårresande, bloddrypande och mycket rolig berättelse som innehåller en hel del samhällskritik. På svenska utgiven med titeln: SVJ. Inläst på brittisk engelska

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A young orphan named Sophie, awake at the witching hour one night and looking out of the window of the orphanage where she lives, is seen by a passing giant, who scoops her up through the window and ... Read full review

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I cannot be right all the time. Quite often I is left instead of right - The BFG I read this on the recommendation from my grandson, and my daughter, his mother, that I should really get to know Roald ... Read full review

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Contents

List of Characters
8
The BFG
25
The Marvellous Ears
38
Copyright

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Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, The BFG was made into a movie in July 2017, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

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