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A deluge of Dahl

Matilda the Musical, based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel, is at the Boston Opera House through June 26th. The BFG, a movie based on Dahl’s 1982 novel, opens in theaters July 1st (and I was lucky enough to attend an advance screening with Horn Book alum and Dahl fan Cindy Ritter). I had a very […]

Review of The BFG

The BFG by Roald Dahl; illus. by Quentin Blake Intermediate     Farrar     221 pp. 1982     0-374-30469-6     $10.95 The BFG is a big friendly giant who kidnaps the orphan Sophie right out of her bed one dark night. He takes her back to Giant Country, the land of the horrible giants Fleshlumpeater, Childchewer, and the rest. All […]