Barney has found a wonderful place to play - the chalk-pit or rubbish dump near his granny's home. One day the ground gives way and Barney finds himself in a cave in the middle of the dump, and that's where he meets Stig. Stig is living wild and has a lot to learn from Barney, but equally he has a lot to teach him. They soon become friends, discover each other's ways and embark on a series of extraordinary adventures.
CLIVE KING moved to the village of Ash in Kent when he was two, and this is the setting for STIG OF THE DUMP. Educated at Rochester and Cambridge, later in life he visited many countries of the world as a sailor and taught and lectured in several others. He became a full-time writer in London at the age of 49 and now lives with his family in Norfolk.