Sophie is kidnapped from the orphanage where she lives by the Big Friendly Giant (or, the B.F.G.) after she spots him performing his job of blowing good dreams into the minds of sleeping children. Sophie is happy with the giant, who takes her back to Giantland with him, but there are some not-so-very-nice giants who also live in Giantland, and all they want to do is race around the world and eat "human beans." Will Sophie and the B.F.G. be able to defeat the bad giants and protect the people of Earth? Illustrated with b&w drawings.