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Sophiechen und der Riese

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Und dann war er da! Acht Meter groß. Seinen schwarzen Umhang trug er so elegant wie ein vornehmer Herr. Die dünne Trompete hatte er immer noch in der Hand. Die Zofe kreischte. Die Königin seufzte. Und Sophiechen winkte. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis.
Hardcover, 207 pages
Published 1984 by Rowohlt Verlag (first published 1982)
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Petra Eggs
Do you know what the BFG stood for before his publisher told him he had to think of other words for the acronym? Dahl wasn't joking either, not at all. This story is of a man's interest in a prepubescent girl. The first thing he does is enter her bedroom in the middle of the night and kidnap her. Taking her away from the orphanage she lives in to the land of the extremely unfriendly giants who, in the original draft forced the little girl to look at their giant 'clubs'. But the BFG's different, ...more
Ahmed  Ejaz
Two wrongs don’t make a right
WHAT A BOOK IT WAS! What an ending it was!
I can't control my emotions. I haven't felt anything like this before. I haven't read a children book like this. I am soo happy by reading this. I am soo in love with the characters. Or writing. Or everything which this book offered me. It took me little long to finish this because of my exams. Otherwise this book was soo good that I wanted to finish it in one sitting. Nevertheless, I am finished with this and I am ve
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Jennifer
Like many others, I remember the Roald Dahl books that I read, or had read to me, during my childhood fondly, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and especially, Matilda. Perhaps because I expected to have the same childhood reading adventure as I had with those books, I liked, but did not love, The BFG. I think that Dahl's idea for the story is a creative one, but little things, such as the puns on the names of countries when the BFG describes the taste of "h ...more
Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
REVIEW TO COME

This is going to be a mini review.

'Sometimes, on a very clear night,' the BFG said, 'and if I is swiggling my ears in the right direction'-
and here he swivelled his great ears upwards so they were facing the ceiling - 'if I is swiggling them like this and the night is very clear, I is sometimes hearing faraway music coming from the stars in the sky.'


I finally read this book after leaving it standing on my bookshelf for months because I still hadn't find the right time to read it un
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Alex
Feb 15, 2008 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
P
Feb 09, 2015 P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I really love this book. It's pretty short but the story is very joyful. The BFG is a good giant, he intrigued me with his own language from the first. Sophie is a girl kidnapped from her bed and her adventure just begins when she and the BFG have to stop the ruthless giants before they devour all of human beans.

Dahl could create the book that hooked me from the beginning and the ending of this book was so delightful, I felt very happy after I finished it. I like his writing style, it captivates
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Ilenia Zodiaco
Aug 01, 2016 Ilenia Zodiaco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miravibondo! Fantelastico!
Sarah Churchill
Reread because the trailer for the upcoming movie got me all excited! Classic, love this story so much.
Ahmad Sharabiani
The BFG, Roald Dahl
عنوان: غول بزرگ مهربان؛ رولد دال؛ مترجم: مهناز داوری؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، محراب قلم، 1378؛ در 171 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 9643230848؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
عنوان: غول بزرگ مهربان؛ رولد دال؛ تصویرگر: کوانتین بلیک؛ مترجم: گیتا گرکانی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، نشر مرکز، 1379؛ در 215 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 9645571499؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
عنوان: غول بزرگ مهربان؛ رولد دال؛ تصویرگر: کوانتین بلیک؛ مترجم: شهلا طهماسبی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، نشر مرکز
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Justine
Dec 06, 2008 Justine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
I'm not going to lie, I'm rather disappointed with BFG (which I've never read before)-- but is the favorite Dahl book of many of my friends. I found it to be pretty grating and not that pleasant a read for the following reasons:

1) Jar Jar Binks factor. The BFG speaks in his weird, uneducated pigdin that I frankly find kind of insulting. I'm sure children around the English speaking world are all thrilled by what Dahl has created-- but honestly, even for a word-monger like me, this is pretty ridi
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Matthew
Entertaining little story. I know I am not the intended audience at this point in my life, but it takes me back to when I was a kid and read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, and Danny Champion of the World. I used to really enjoy Dahl's books and it has been a long time since I have read one.

This one was less story and more silly wordplay and fantasy. Towards the end it gets into a storyline, but at least the first half is mainly just a conversation betwee
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Jason
Mar 22, 2016 Jason rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"What a spiffling whoppsy room we is in! It is so gigantuous I is needing bicurculers!"

Please kill me now. No, I mean it. Seriously. Kill me now.

"I am brimfull of buzzburgers, This is a sizzling-hot muckfrumping country..."

Please, God. Oh please, please God, make it stop, make it stop, just make it...

"What a phizz-whizzing flushbunking seat. I is going to be as bug as a snug in a rug up here..."

NOOOO!! Sweet mother of God!!!!

Am I still alive? Is it over? Please tell me it's over.

I scan throug
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Evelyn (devours and digests words)
I grinned from ear to ear, I laughed out loud, and I even nodded in grave seriousness. These are the reactions The BFG had evoked from me.


‘Human beans is the only animals that is killing their own kind. Even poisnowse snakes is never killing each other. Nor is the most fearsome creatures like tigers and rhinostossterisses. None of them is ever killing their own kind. Has you ever thought about that?’

- The BFG


(If you're amused or puzzled at the poor usage of grammar and spellings, I don't quit
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Jessika
Excuse me while I get up on my soapbox. I love Roald Dahl. I always have, and I always will. Although some may disagree with me, I think the most important thing that a child can be encouraged to do is to dream big. There isn't a children's book that Dahl has written that doesn't kickstart the imagination. Now, I admit, I'm only 19, so I don't pretend to know a lot about child-raising, but I stand by what I said--it's important for kids to imagine and believe in the impossible. I mean, c'mon--as ...more
Sarah


Every year I plan to write a blog post to celebrate Roald Dahl Day and every year time runs away with me and I somehow end up missing it. But this year we're celebrating 100 years since his birth so I guess that makes it a perfect time to talk about how much Roald Dahl's books meant to me as a child.



I used to reread all of his books over and over again but The BFG was always my favourite, I just loved everything about it from the friendship that forms between Sophie and the BFG, to the adventu
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Jim Ef
Jan 20, 2016 Jim Ef rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Late night, you can’t sleep. Moonlight hits your eyes so you get up to close the curtains. What do you see? Probably nothing, you just close the curtains and return to bed. That’s not the case for Sophie. She saw something, she saw him
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When the giant grubs her with his big arms she’s certainly that he will eat her. She was wrong, not that giants don’t eat kids it’s just that this giant doesn’t eat kids or humans in general. Because this giant, this giant is the BFG (Big friendly giant). He
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Mai Laakso
Syyskuun 13. päivä tulee kuluneeksi sata vuotta brittiläisen kirjailijan Roald Dahlin syntymästä. 19 lastenkirjaa, 9 novellikokoelmaa ja lukuisia käsikirjoituksia ja sovituksia elokuviin ja tv-sarjoihin. Kuulostaa lahjakkuudelta, sitä hän oli. Moni muistaa Jali ja suklaatehtaan ja siitä tehdyn elokuvan. Dahlin kirjoittamia on jopa muutama Bond-elokuva. Tästä ihanasta Iso Kiltti Jätti teoksesta on myös tehty elokuva.
Roald Dahlin lastenkirja Iso Kiltti Jätti on suurenmoinen ystävyystarina kahden y
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Joana - Ler Com Lobos
Não dá para pôr por palavras o quanto gosto deste autor! Vou gravar vídeo de opinião e reação ao trailer do filme :D
Kandice
Aug 05, 2008 Kandice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE the vernacular! Whizzbangers, snozcombers...

I've read this out loud to my children any number of times and I get very, very into the voices, so they love it. This time I listened to Natasha Richards read it and she did a beautiful job! Of course she's English so was a natural. No non-English person can "be" the Queen as well as an English person, but leaving that aside, she was perfect!

Dahl is a master at weaving these wonderfully empowering tales using nonsense. Not only his situations a
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Alex
Dec 31, 2014 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, children
"Human beans is thinking they is very clever, but they is not. They is nearly all of them notmuchers and squeakpips," says the BFG in Roald Dahl's most philosophical work, and, well, that's about accurate I guess, and I'm not sure how I feel about exposing an eight-year-old to this kind of truth. Fine? Might as well start 'em sometime? "Human beans is the only animals that is killing their own kind," he also says, which is not actually true but the point is more or less valid. And "Just because ...more
Olivia (The Candid Cover)
Book to Movie Review

If you have ever read a book written by Roald Dahl, you will know exactly what I mean when I say that this story is classic Dahl. There is a fantastical world that the reader can get lost in, wonderful and vividly described characters and humorous word play. In the audio version narrated by David Williams, we are given a voice to these relatable characters that makes the listener feel like part of the story. The film adaptation of this book has some fun aspects and maintains
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Elizabeth McDonald
Aug 17, 2008 Elizabeth McDonald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those in touch with their inner child
Recommended to Elizabeth by: Mrs. Hirschberg, ca. 1991
Shelves: british, reread, childrens
I loved this book when I re-read it about a month ago just as much as I loved it when my third-grade teacher read it aloud to my class seventeen years ago. The Big Friendly Giant himself is charming, and I have always loved the cameo appearance of a certain very famous Brit. (I would love to know this person's opinion of the story, too - I personally would be delighted in their shoes.)
Chiara Pagliochini
«Io è un diverso! Io è un gentile gigante confusionato! Io è il solo gentile gigante confusionato in tutto il Paese dei Giganti! Io è il GRANDE GIGANTE GENTILE! Io è il GGG. E qual è il tuo nome?»

Vi confesso un segreto. Questo è il mio primo Roald Dahl. Scandaloso, lo so: vero che non lo direte a nessuno? Conoscevo due storie di Dahl attraverso il filtro del cinema (Matilda sei mitica aka la mia infanzia & La fabbrica di cioccolato), ma non avevo mai letto niente di suo, pertanto era arrivat
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Simona Stoica
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„Omleții sunt singurele animale care omoară pe cei de soiul lor.”

Roald Dahl este o legendă vie, un stâlp al literaturii pentru copii. Nu ştiu de ce i-am evitat cărţile, însă urmările nu au întârziat să apară. S-a ascuns în bibliotecă, supărat pe „manierele” mele, dar am reuşit să încheiem un armistiţiu de sărbători, urmând ca în această perioadă de probă să ne cunoaştem mai bine. Matilda şi Charlie şi Fabrica de ciocolată au urcat câteva
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Trish
Jan 04, 2016 Trish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this was ... different.
In the beginning I really wasn't sure whether to give this 3 or 4 stars.
You see, at first I wasn't all that much into the story. Sure, it was nice but the way the BFG talked was a bit tiresome and the story also seemed to drag on a little making it only slightly better than the 2nd Charlie Bucket book and not as good as the one about the giant peach.
However, it might just have been my mood (for some reason not much could hold my interest which is why I read quite a lot
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Camie
Jul 16, 2016 Camie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book awhile ago and after reading a few untoward things about the author dismissed it. But now we have The BFG movie out in all of it's Steven Spielberg splendor, and I decided to give it a quick read to see if my GK's would like it. As usual Roald Dahl author of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and Matilda, seems to write with some question as to whom his audience might be. This is THE # 1 selling Children's book on Amazon right now, with an age recommendation of 7 and up? The B ...more
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
First of all, I read this book in my native language and I think much of the BFG's way of speaking was lost in the translation process. While reading, I was constantly wondering what the original words might have been.

Second, my son had to read The BFG for school. I think the story failed to fully capture his attention. So, he found himself in the situation in which tomorrow is the Reading Club at school and he didn't read it. As his reading speed is quite low for his 8 years, I read the book to
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Johnny(My Realm Of Books)
Such a sweet book ! I totally loved it!
Philip
I'm a huge, huge Roald Dahl fan. I loved him as a kid. My favorite book is a toss-up between The Witches and Matilda.

Liz and I had agreed that we wouldn't read Matilda or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory out loud to the kids, so they would be able to experience it themselves. I would read The Witches, but I'm not sure if all of my kids could handle it yet.

So, it fell to The BFG. All three were in for most of the reading, though Poppy (being 3) left for large swaths. This was the longest book Gw
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Casey ~Kaleidoscopic Killer of the Deep~
My sweet six year old picked the BFG as our next read-aloud book after finishing Matilda. It stared out well and he giggled every time the giant said something goofy but as the chapters went on I could tell his interest was waning. When we read Matilda and The Mouse and the Motorcycle he would beg nearly every night for an extra chapter. With the BFG things were a bit different, around the middle he started choosing to watch tv for a half hour before bed instead of a chapter.

However, once we
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Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.

Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake. The story, about his wartime adv
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