Roundtable Reading: The BFG by Roald Dahl

Recommended for ages 8 and up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

  • Reading led by

    Karen Bennett is head of school and family programs at BAMPFA.

Kidsnatched from her orphanage by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts a plan with him to save the world from the loathsome man-gobbling cannybull giants. Enjoy reading about this most lovable of Dahl’s character creations, who speaks a jumbled patois of made-up words whose meanings are instantly understood by children, as is his bighearted nature.

About Roundtable Reading

Young readers are invited to read aloud the opening chapter(s) of a good book in BAMPFA’s convivial Reading Room and are given a copy to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just drop in!