Stig of the Dump

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Clive King's Stig of the Dump is a much-loved modern classic. STIG OF THE DUMP is 50 years old and the story of Barney and his best friend, cave-man Stig, is as fresh today as it was when first published. 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 ...

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Overview

Clive King's Stig of the Dump is a much-loved modern classic. STIG OF THE DUMP is 50 years old and the story of Barney and his best friend, cave-man Stig, is as fresh today as it was when first published. 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. This book is a wonderful Puffin Modern Classic. 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. Other titles by Clive King: Hamid of Aleppo; The Town that Went South; The 22 Letters; The Night the Water Came; Snakes and Snakes; Me and My Million; The Inner Ring series; The Devil's Cut; Ninny's Boat; The Sound of propellors; The Seashore People; A Touch of Class Other Puffin Modern Classics: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Goodnight Mr Tom; The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog; Artemis Fowl; Charlotte's Webb; The Family from One End Street; The Worst Witch; George's Marvelous Medicine; The Sheep-Pig; A Dog so Small; The Diary of a Killer Cat; Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Carrie's War;

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  • ISBN-13: 9780140301960
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/27/1978
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.37 (w) x 7.13 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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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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  • Posted March 19, 2014

    Great kids book. Really enjoyed it when I was a kid, and my kid

    Great kids book. Really enjoyed it when I was a kid, and my kid loves it too. The other 1 star review on here is actually a positive review, funny they rated it with one star yet said great things. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2008

    stiggy boy

    Stig Of The Dump is an excellent book. It gives the moral message of recycling. For that reason and the fact that it's superb i reccommend it to all. For those studying the healthy community or any related it is a fine example

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2004

    Stig Of The Dump

    An excellentbook, really enjoyed it when I read it in school so I bought it myself, well actually I got it free!

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