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The BFG
The BFG (Dahl novel - cover art).jpg
First edition cover
Author Roald Dahl
Original title THE BFG
Illustrator Quentin Blake
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children's
Published 1982 Jonathan Cape (original)
Penguin Books (current)
Media type Paperback
Pages 208
ISBN 0-224-02040-4

The BFG (short for “Big Friendly Giant”) is a 1982 children’s book written by British novelist Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It is an expansion of a short story from Dahl’s 1975 book, Danny. The book is dedicated to Dahl’s late daughter, Olivia, who died of measles encephalitis at the age of seven in 1962.[1] As of 2009, the novel has sold 37 million copies in UK editions alone.[2]

An animated television adaptation was released in 1989 with David Jason providing the voice of the BFG and Amanda Root as the voice of Sophie. It has also been adapted as a theatre performance.[3] A theatrical live-action adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg was released in 2016.


The BFG may also refer to …

Film and television

Notes

  1. Singh, Anita (7 August 2010) "Roald Dahl’s secret notebook reveals heartbreak over daughter’s death". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  2. BBC. "Whizzpoppingly wonderful fun in Watford!". http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties/content/articles/2009/04/27/watford_palace_bfg_feature.shtml. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. "Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company presents The BFG". birmingham-rep.co.uk. http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/the-bfg/. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
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