Gratefully, her 3rd grade teacher started reading Matilda by Roald Dahl to her class. My daughter immediately checked it out from the library and gobbled down the rest of the story in two days. Since Matilda, she's read every book he's written and now enjoys reading...don't get me wrong, it is still a chore but she likes it.
I've always loved Roald Dahl. James and the Giant Peach is still an all time favorite. But I had never read The BFG. So I pried it from my daughter's small fierce fingers.
The BFG by Roald Dahl
published in 1982
The Hook: After being kidnapped by a 24-ft giant, little Sophie befriends the gentle dream-catching giant and they team up to stop the human-bean-eating giants.
Why I loved it: Style and imagination. Roald Dahl is an amazing storyteller and his ability to make up believable jibberish is next level. You can open the story to any page and find no less than 5 crazy made up words that children love. Am I right or left? Exactly. Delumptious from the first to the last page. Great for both boys and girls. Who doesn't want to foil people-eating giants? Although, a girl as the protagonist may turn some boys off.