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When Barney falls down the cliff of the chalk pit he lands in what might be a rubbish dump. But the dump turns out to be the home of Stig, a cave-boy who turns what he finds to good use. Stig and Barney have a series of wonderful adventures in Barney’s world from scaring Barney’s enemies to chasing away Granny’s burglars. And then, Barney finds himself back in Stig’s world for a special adventure set way back in the past.
Published in 1952 and yet as relevant today as it was then. It will captivate the imagination of 7+ year olds – in fact even the most reluctant reader will be hooked - great one for sharing too.
Puffin Fact! Stig of the Dump is set where Clive grew up in Ash, Kent, and where he spent his childhood building dens. The chalk pit where Clive imagined that Stig lived
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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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'I loved this book, it was exciting and I loved the characters.' Oliver Lonsdale, age 6
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Publisher:||Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Audio Books, Classics, Reviewed by Children|
David Clive King was born in Richmond, Surrey, England in 1924 but spent most of his childhood in Ash, a small village some 30 miles from London on the Kentish North Downs, where he and his three brothers used to play in a disused chalk pit. He was a boarder at King's School, Rochester at a time when every boy expected to be called up for the armed services in World War Two, and he opted for the Navy. This gave him seagoing experience that took him to the Arctic, Australia and the Far East, where he witnessed the recent devastation of ...More About Clive King
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