ELEMENTARY The Big Friendly Giant - Roald Dahl; A welknown classic that crosses over grade levels. Available in hardcover, paperback, ebook and audio. one animated movie made in 1989, and Spielberg is to direct a new adaptation (release expected in 2016). A set of plays also available
If you're in the U.S., you know Roald Dahl because of the Chocolate Factory or the Giant Peach. If you're in the U.K., you know him because of The BFG. Good thing Brian Cosgrove made this lavish feature film version in 1989!
"We wanted the island where the giants live to look quite alien and disturbing. This was before computer-based animation, so we had to think on our feet. For the sky, we got a fish tank and bled paint in and then filmed it with a 35mm, overcranked camera." FROM the Guardian (Series: How we made) How we made The BFG by director Brian Cosgrove and animator Ben Turner