Thursday, September 13, 2012
Without checking with Google first. Anyone?
Ok, I'll tell you. The BFG is a children's chapter book written by Roald Dahl. I have such sweet, nostalgic memories of this particular book. I can remember quite vividly sitting at my 6th grade desk in Mrs. George's class coloring or working on some other art project while she sat on the top of an empty desk and read aloud to us.
I was immediately lost in the story of Sophie and the Big, Friendly Giant. It was full of child-eating giants and silly words, wild adventures and dreams you could pick up and keep.
It's a great little story. One that has lingered, somewhat faded, on the periphery of my memory.
I've shared before how my 7 year old is not a big fan of reading right now. And how that is completely unacceptable in my home. :) So I dug deep to remember some of my favorite these-books-made-me-love-stories books. And all I could remember was a little girl and a giant.
Thanks to modern technology, that phrasing was all Google needed to spit back at me the title of the book I was searching for. Thanks to Amazon, The BFG arrived within three days. And thanks to Mr. Dahl my son is eagerly awaiting each chapter to find out what happens to the Fleshlumpeater, to Sophie and to the BFG.
Stories transport us. And that's what I love most about words.
Tell me: What stories have transported you? What book did you love as a child? What words have most changed your life?
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