A rightly revered children's classic, King's timeless tale of a live stone age boy discovered at the bottom of a twentieth-century chalk pit is wonderfully warm and engaging escapism of the highest order.
Clive King's Stig of the Dump is a much-loved modern classic, since it was first published in 1986 it has never been out of print and has sold more than two-million copies. A favourite with children for generations, it remains one of Waterstones favourite children’s stories.
Stig of the Dump is the story of Barney and his best friend, cave-man Stig.
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 other’s ways and embarking on a series of unforgettable adventures.
‘The book's depiction of the vivid interior life and imagination of a child, the delight of roaming free, making shelters and dens away from the grown-ups, as well as ideas such as the universal language of friendship - and even the importance of recycling - feel as fresh and relevant today as they did when Puffin first published it in 1963.’ - Francesca Dow, MD of Penguin Random House Children's
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Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
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“A great read”
This is an excellent book. My son aged 7 who is an avid reader describes it as being one of the best books he’s ever read.
“Don't read it. Seriously. It's so boring, like a health hazard”
What is wrong with people, HOW do they like this?! No offence or anything, but it's so boring. and it's just a stupid plot, stupid characters, stupid start, stupid ending, and it doesn't make any... More
“One of the best books ..... ever!”
"Stig of the dump is good because the chapter names are interesting." - AH
"Stig of the dump is a fascinating book because the pictures are very detailed." - US
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