Book: The BFG
Author: Roald Dahl
26 writer: Carmen McCormack
Kidsnatched from an orphanage by the BFG, a friendly giant who only eats snozzcumbers and drinks frobscottle, Sophie helps save human beans from nine brutish giants.
Tiny, bespectacled, a girl
captivated by a shadow, grasping
her sharp bright beginning.
No more: be quiet, be still, behave
biffsquiggled by a frightsome human bean.
She moves towards mystery and magic,
phizzwhizzing dreams in stoppered jars,
where danger breathes in a giant yawning land.
And still, her heart beats.
Fiercely she raises her voice, shines her light
to star the dark.