It was a brain-boggling sight. The giants were all naked except for a sort of short skirt around their waists, and their skins were burnt by the sun.
It was a brain-boggling sight. The giants were all naked except for a sort of short skirt around their waists, and their skins were burnt by the sun. - The BFG
The BFG - or Big Friendly Giant - is a kind, gentle giant who can be found every night blowing good dreams through the bedroom windows of sleeping children.
That's not how the other giants in Giant Country spend their nights, though. When they go galloping off around the world, they're not carrying dreams - they are looking for human 'beans' to eat. As the BFG tells his new friend Sophie - "Giants is all cannybully and murdeful! And they does gobble up human beans!"
The nine other giants that live in Giant Country are about twice as tall and wide as the BFG, and a lot more horrible, with names suited to their human-bean-diet. They are:
Unfortunately for the giants, the BFG and Sophie are about to put a stop their murderous activities with the help of a Very Important Person and a very bad dream...
The BFG was adapted for an animated TV film, first shown on ITV in the UK in 1989. The story is set to be adapted for the big screen by Steven Spielberg, due for release in 2016.
Runt! Is you there, Runt? I is hearing you jabbeling!
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