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Listen to some of Stig of the Dump read by Mrs Marlow.

Stig of the Dump - Chapter 1

Stig of the Dump Chapter 2.1

Stig of the Dump Chapter 2.2

Stig of the Dump Chapter 3

Stig of the Dump - Chapter 4

Stig of the Dump Chapter 5

Stig of the Dump by Clive King.

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone By Puffin Books  

        'Stig's nice. He's my friend.'

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...



Audible is doing a free 30-day trial at the moment which has Stig of the Dump on it.

There is a very old TV series of Stig of the Dump from 1981 available on Youtube at the moment in 5 parts all about 25 mins each. It's quite old-fashioned but still good!

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The Boy with the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fidler.

Published By Kelpies



Kathleen Fidler's classic story is set in the ancient Stone Age village of Skara Brae on Orkney. This is a fascinating and vividly portrayed story of life nearly 3,000 years ago. Kali and Brockan are in trouble. They have been using their stone axes to chip limpets off the rocks, but they've gone too far out and find themselves trapped by the tides. Then, an unexpected rescuer appears, a strange boy in a strange boat, carrying a strangely sharp axe of a type they have never seen before. Conflict arises as the village of Skara must decide what to do with the new ideas and practices that the boy brings. As a deadly storm threatens, the very survival of the village is in doubt. Step back into the Stone Age and learn about the daily life and rituals of the ancient village of Skara Brae in this compelling, fictional account of the famous Orkney settlement. Vivid descriptions and accurate historical details bring the village to life and make this an ideal choice for those studying the Stone Age curriculum.