Latest The BFG Stories

2008-08-09 15:00:27

BRUNSWICK - How can a little girl and the only "nice and jumbly" giant in Giant Country save the children of England from being eaten? That's the big question behind "The BFG," a Roald Dahl production to be staged by The Theater Project's Theater Camp for Older Kids Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-17. Out of bed at midnight one night, Sophie creeps to the window and sees a giant figure poking about the second-floor windows across the street. When the BFG snatches Sophie, she is...

2006-06-25 15:06:01

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 80th birthday with a Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Sunday for 2,000 wide-eyed children who rubbed shoulders with Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. The feisty octogenarian turned fairy godmother to treat the kids to a picnic tea and then a roustabout pantomime about the day her handbag was stolen. After turning her back garden into a fantasyland full of storybook characters, she took...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.