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Summary

Nobody believes Barney when he says he's discovered a boy living wild in the dump. But for Barney, Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learn each other's ways and embark on a series of exciting adventures.

©1963 Clive King (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Fantastic Children's Book

This is one of those books with a feel much like Swallows and Amazons. Innocent children's adventure from a sadly disappeared time.

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  • parmjit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 24-12-12

Excellent listening!

First published in 1963, this a charming tale of a unique friendship. Although Barney and Stig have very different lives and speak different languages, they still learn a lot from one another. This is a timeless message for everyone. Whilst attitudes and lifestyle may have changed in some ways since the book was first published, the attitudes of children towards adventures can still be appreciated. This book is firmly set in a believeable context but also contains elements of fantasy (for example Stig himself). It is the way these fit together so well that provides much of the charm. Quite simply Barney is in need of a friend and finds his friend Stig in perhaps the most unlikely place. His families' relative lack of curiosity about Stig allows for many of the advetures Stig and Barney undertake together. Barney believes in Stig and really that is all that matters. I would recommend this book to every reader of all ages. First having been read it when I was very young and now discovering with my son again in audio format.

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Top classic

One of my favourite books from my childhood. I wanted my children to love it as much as I did, but thought they would find it dated and boring, but how wrong, my kids loved it and it still reads as good for kids today as it did then

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Of its time..

Unfortunately it hasn't fared quite so well as other books of the recent past like Paddington or Just William.

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Great overall story for kids!

Very interesting and exiting book for kids! I would recommend age 5-12.
Overall fantastic book and I have that feeling you get when you know your reading 'One good book!' Would recommend defiantly!

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stig

very good book. was interesting to see how the 2 boys communicated. with each other.

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Stig of the dump

Very good I loved it so much it was amazing brilliant so cool. Is here an nuther book? I hope there is!!!!!!!!!!!😎

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Great

This is a great book and I strongly recommend it to everyone who likes cavemen

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Stig of the dump

Barney and stig have different lives but that doesn't stop them from being friends. highly recommended!

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epic

We loved the story, kept the children enthralled throughout, they loved the adventure of the story.

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  • Wasp
  • 08-03-18

Amazing

I loved this book because the reader did all the best voices
All though I did not fully understand the ‘pit’
BUT overall it’s a great audio book