Stig of the Dump

Barney is always wandering off… and one day he wanders to an abandoned chalk-pit used as a rubbish dump – and tumbles over the edge! He lands in a cave, and finds himself staring at a boy with shaggy hair and bright black eyes. Nobody believes that Barney has met a boy in the rubbish dump – a boy who wears a rabbit-skin and speaks in grunts. But what ancient Stone Age secrets does Stig hide? Barney finds out one night when they travel to a time very long ago, where Stig’s tribe is building a mysterious circle made of stones…

“One of the best stories about friendship there has ever been” Rough Guide to Children’s Books

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  • I love this book it really made me think

    8 March 2014

  • loved it

    I loved the characters Barney and Stig and i found the book easy to read and the story was good.

    9 March 2013

  • A good book ofabout freindship even though stig is from the stone age he makes a cool friend.A good book all in all .

    5 March 2013

  • loved it

    This book made me emotional as Stig is a sad character who has obviously not seen humans for a long time. I think Top Gear, my favourite show copied Stig as in the book Stig is an unemotional character who doesn’t show many if any feelings just like in Top Gear.

    26 May 2012

  • rubbish

    In my class, we’re reading this book as a class read and I find it ever so boring. Instead I make my own stories in my head. The stig of the dump storyline doesn’t makes sense and is rubbish. 1 star.

    1 March 2011

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