About The Box
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. This book is packaged up in brown paper, string and a wax seal and will arrive in a box with all of our usual treats.
About The Book
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.
Tea Leaves & Reads Note
For confident readers aged six to eight and upwards, we think this book needs to be added to every bookshelf and personal library. It’s perfect for Children to have read to them or for them to start to read themselves.
What’s included in your Box?
• A brand new copy of Stig of the Dump by Clive King
• Two Hot Chocolates (Options)
• A Tasty Treat (Meredith & Drew Biscuits) & Haribo
• A Bookish Postcard – perfect for framing or displaying in your home.
• A hand poured wax seal to finish it all off – great for keeping and putting in a journal or scrapbook as decoration!
* Gallery images show an example of what may be included in your box – treat contents may differ.
About the Author
Clive King was the Author of several children’s books and is well known for Stig of the Dump, the original and imaginative fantasy story fo the friendship between Barney, a boy of the modern era, and Stig, a boy from long long ago. David Clive King was born in Richmond, Surrey in 1924. In 1926 he moved with his parents to Oliver’s Farm, Ash, Kent, on the North Downs, alongside which was an abandoned chalk-pit.
From 1943 to 1947 he served in the Royal Navy, voyaging to Iceland, twice to the Russian Arctic, to India, Sri Lanka, Australia, East Indies, Malaysia and Japan, where he observed the ruins of Hiroshima within months of its destruction. Civilian postings as an officer of the British Council took him to Amsterdam, Belfast, Aleppo, Damascus (styled as Visiting Professor to the University), Beirut, Dhaka and Madras, and gave opportunities for independent travel between these places and England. Several of these exotic places provided material for his nineteen children’s stories.