Roald Dahl – The BFG

Uitreiking Gouden Griffel en Penseel in Utrecht. Roald Dahl (l) en Nannie Kuiper *13 oktober 1982
Foto: av Hans van Dijk / Anefo – Derived from Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents. In WWII he was a fighter pilot for the RAF and it was writing about his experiences during this time that started his career as an author. He died in  1990.

You can find out more about Roald Dahl and his books at his homepage

His books are well know and loved all over the world. Many of his  stories av been made into films, such as Charlie and the Chocolate factory, The Gremlins, the Witches and many more. You can read about these at the blog ROALD DAHL BOOK.



BFG book coverThe BFG (the Big Friendly Giant) by Roald Dahl is illustrated by Quentin Blake. The book is dedicated to Dahl’s  daughter, Olivia, who died of measles  at the age of seven (Wikipedia). Look inside the book (amazon)

Background and characters in the BFG: Here you can read about how the story was born and the characters The BFG, Sophie, the other giants and the queen of England are descibed.


Five amazing facts about The BFG

Read the BFG  online (Free Novels Online)

The BFG has been filmed

The BFG (Part 1)

The BFG (Part 2)

The BFG (Part 3)

The BFG (Part 4)

The BFG (Part 5)

The BFG (After reading the book)



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