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 A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes.
- Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
- ISBN: 9780141354859
- Number of pages: 272
- Weight: 191g
- Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm