Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG.
The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author.His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG. Dr Susan Rennie is a writer and lexicographer. She is currently a Lecturer in English and Scots Language at the University of Glasgow, where she also manages the Historical Thesaurus of Scots project. She was one of the original co-founders of Itchy Coo and has written several books in Scots for children, including Animal ABC, which won the 2002 TES/Saltire Society Award for Educational Publications, and The Derk Isle, the first Scots translation of Tintin.