A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Clive King's Stig of the Dump is a much-loved modern classic. It 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 others ways and embarking on a series of unforgettable adventures.
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CLIVE KING moved to the village of Ash in Kent when he was two, and this is the setting for STIG OF THE DUMP. Educated at Rochester and Cambridge, later in life he visited many countries of the world as a sailor and taught and lectured in several others. He became a full-time writer in London at the age of 49 and now lives with his family in Norfolk.More about Clive King
Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) illustrated over 200 books and was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for Tim All Alone. He was awarded the CBE in 1971.More about Edward Ardizzone