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Stig of the Dump

by Clive King

Part of the A Puffin Book Series

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Published in the early 1960s and yet as relevant today as it was then, this is a book that will captivate the imagination of a 7 or 8 year old – in fact even the most reluctant reader will be hooked. When Barney falls into a disused quarry he’s confronted by Stig, a caveman but none of Barney’s friends believe the story of Stig.  So Barney has the time of his life and the two of them get up to a whole heap of adventures. Just read it – we guarantee you’ll enjoy it.

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Stig of the Dump Synopsis

Barney is a solitary little boy, given to wandering off by himself. One day he is lying on the edge of a disused chalk-pit when it gives way and he lands in a sort of cave. Here he meets 'somebody with a lot of shaggy hair and two bright black eyes' wearing a rabbit skin and speaking in grunts. He names him Stig. Of course nobody believes Barney when he tells his family all about Stig, but for Barney cave-man Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learning each others ways and embarking on a series of unforgettable adventures.

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Stig of the Dump Press Reviews

'I loved this book, it was exciting and I loved the characters.' Oliver Lonsdale, age 6

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ISBN: 9780141354859
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141354859
Publication date: 3rd July 2014
Author: Clive King
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Children's Fiction,
Collections: 100+ Children’s Books to Read as an Adult - Grown-up But Never Outgrown.,
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Clive King

Clive King was born in Richmond, Surrey, in 1924. When he was young his family moved to a village called Ash, near Sevenoaks in Kent, which is the setting for Stig of the Dump. He went to Downing College, Cambridge, and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He then served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. His service as a sailor and his work as a language teacher took him all over the world. Clive King lives with his family in Norfolk and is a full-time writer.

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