Stig of the Dump

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BY Julia Thum | 0 Comment(s)
  • April 12, 2019

One day, Barney, a solitary little boy, falls into a chalk pit and lands in a sort of cave, where he meets 'somebody with a lot of shaggy hair and two bright black eyes' - whom he names him Stig. And together they enjoy some extraordinary adventures.

My Thoughts

Every time I am asked which childhood book had the greatest influence on me, I say Stig of the Dump or Charlotte's Web. Since it was published in 1963, Stig of the Dump book has never been out of print and has sold more than 2 million copies (about five of which I bought!) 

The story tackles a wealth of issues and focuses on morality and ethics from the 60's that are still relevant to modern day children - friendship, bullying, right from wrong, stealing, lying, inventions, adventure, ingenuity, recycling, and language barriers.

It's a quick read and wonderful to read out loud. 

If you haven't read it yet you have a real treat in store!

 


 

 

 

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