The BFG

by Roald Dahl

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1982


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 720L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level U


Interest Level: Grades 3 - 8


Major Awards: 2012 - Rank 88 by School Library Journal in the best all-time children's novels in a survey 2007 - Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children by U.S. National Education Association


Number of Pages: 208 pages


Approximate Word Count: 68,320 words


Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins


Book Themes: Injustice, Morality and Ethics, appearance, Language and Comminication, Friendship, Cunning and Cleaverness, The Supernatural, Weakness


Genre: fantasy fiction


Setting: Fantasy London, Fantasy Giant Country


Important Quote: Two rights don't equal a left. -- The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.


First Line: Sophie couldn't sleep.


Point of View: third person point of view - The reader knows both Sophie's and the BFG's feelings throughout the novel.

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