Stig of the Dump


Author: Clive King
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504037685
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 184
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A boy befriends a young caveman in this modern children’s classic of friendship and adventure. Barney isn’t supposed to go near the chalk pit. His grandmother and sister both told him the edge could give way and he could fall in—but what else is he supposed to do on a miserable gray day? It’s not long before Barney falls into the pit and bumps his head. But where he lands is more than an old garbage dump: It’s a home. There’s a little hut built out of discarded junk, and more surprisingly, there’s a boy, about Barney’s age, inside. He speaks in grunts instead of English, wears a rabbit-skin loincloth, has shaggy black hair, and might be named something that sounds like “Stig.” Barney befriends him immediately. Together, Barney and Stig go on all sorts of adventures, building a chimney for Stig’s hut, joining a foxhunt, stopping robbers, and catching a leopard escaped from the circus! Barney and Stig’s escapades have been delighting children for more than fifty years, while addressing important topics such as bullying, recycling, and language barriers. This timeless classic is sure to captivate readers young and old with its wit, imagination, and sense of adventure.

Stig of the Dump


Author: Clive King,Edward Ardizzone
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141329696
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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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. A much-loved classic story.

Stig of the Dump


Author: Clive King
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960604
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes. 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. 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. Clive King was born in Richmond, Surrey, in 1924. When he was young his family moved to a village called Ash, near Sevenoaks in Kent, which is the setting for Stig of the Dump. He went to Downing College, Cambridge, and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He then served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. His service as a sailor and his work as a language teacher took him all over the world. Clive King lives with his family in Norfolk and is a full-time writer. Other titles by Clive King: Hamid of Aleppo; The Town that Went South; The 22 Letters; The Night the Water Came; Snakes and Snakes; Me and My Million; The Inner Ring series; The Devil's Cut; Ninny's Boat; The Sound of propellors; The Seashore People; A Touch of Class

The Otterbury Incident


Author: C. Day Lewis
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241320704
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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A reissue of a much-loved adventure which has stood the test of time and is as exciting today as when it was first published nearly 70 years ago. It all begins when Nick breaks the classroom window with his football, and the Headmaster says Nick has to pay for the damage. Nick has no more hope of raising the money than of going to the Moon, so that's when rivalling Ted's and Toppy's gangs decide to sign a truce and plan Operation Glazier to get the money for Nick. The plan goes smoothly and soon the money has been collected, but when it goes missing the boys turn detective to try and find the culprit.

Catweazle


Author: Richard Carpenter
Publisher: Hachette Children's
ISBN: 1444921789
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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Catweazle is a magician from the eleventh century who had trouble making his spells work. One day, all that changed, thanks to a bad dream and the hooting of an owl, and some ferocious Norman soldiers. The magic Catweazle used that day was unlike any other: it worked. The only trouble was it sped him through the centuries into 1970s Britain. There, by good fortune, he befriended a farmer's son, Carrot, and began the process of adjusting - or not - to modern life. How Catweazle manages to deal with cars and telephones and electricity (or 'electrickery', as he calls it) made for hilarious viewing on the LWT TV series and wickedly funny reading in the Puffin novelisation. And here it is again, for older readers to rediscover and as a timeless treat for children today.

Tom's Midnight Garden


Author: Philippa Pearce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780192717771
Category: Children's stories
Page: 233
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Tom is not prepared for what is about to happen when he hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him does not exist.

So Much To Tell


Author: Valerie Grove
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0670918857
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Kaye Webb, a journalist with no publishing experience, burst into the world of children's books in 1961 and changed the face of children's publishing forever. Her child-like enthusiasm and shrewd business mind led her to become Puffin's most successful editor and the genius behind the Puffin Club, which opened up the exciting world of authors and books to children across Britain. But whilst Kaye's professional life had worked out beautifully, her private life had been the reverse. Kaye had two husbands before her marriage to the artist Ronald Searle, and the torment of his sudden and shocking departure never left her. Yet to the outside world Kaye Webb remained passionate and unstoppable. This is the unknown story of the woman who brought the joy of books to children everywhere whilst battling the emotional pain that plagued her private life.

A Dog So Small


Author: Philippa Pearce
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141362111
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Ben Blewitt is desperate for a dog. He's picked out the biggest and best dogs from the books in the library - and he just knows he's going to get one for his birthday. Ben is excited when the big day arrives, but he receives a picture of a dog instead of a real one! But the imagination can be a powerful thing, and when Ben puts his to work, his adventures really begin!

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Macmillan Classics Edition
Author: Ursula Moray Williams
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509858172
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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No one could mistake Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat, with his sparky whiskers and magic tricks, but that's just what the witch's kitten wants to be. Instead of learning how to turn mice into toads for the witch's brew, Gobbolino sets out on an adventure to find a family and a home of his own. Reissued for its seventy-fifth anniversary with illustrations by the award-winning Catherine Rayner, this classic tale has been loved by generations of children.

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Boy Genius of the Stone Age and His Search for Soft Trousers
Author: N.A
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375916113
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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To the dismay of his parents and friends, a prehistoric boy continually thinks of making things softer, warmer, and nicer, rather than being content in a world of stone.

The Family from One End Street

And Some of Their Adventures
Author: Eve Garnett
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 9780141317168
Category: Adventure stories
Page: 224
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There are seven children in the Ruggles family - three girls and four boys - and though they are poor, they manage to have a lot of fun. All the Ruggles are lovable, interesting and very individual - from capable Lily Rose down to baby William.

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH


Author: Robert C. O'Brien
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780141354927
Category: Children's stories
Page: 304
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'If you stay in the house you will surely be crushed and killed, all of you.' Time is running out for Mrs Frisby. She must move her family of mice before the farmer destroys their home. But her youngest son, Timothy, is too ill to survive the move. Help comes in the unexpected form of a group of mysterious, super-intelligent rats. But the rats are in danger too, and little by little, Mrs Frisby learns the secrets of their extraordinary past.

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Macmillan Classics Edition
Author: Ursula Moray Williams
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509858180
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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When Uncle Peder the toymaker falls on hard times, his little wooden horse must go out into the world to seek his fortune. But whether he's working in a coal mine, sailing the seven seas with a band of pirates, or walking the tightrope in a circus, the loyal little horse only has one wish: to return to his beloved master. Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by Joyce Lankester Brisley, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Vivian French, this beautiful hardback edition of Ursula Moray Williams's Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse is a truly special gift to treasure.

Private - Keep Out


Author: Gwen Grant
Publisher: Barn Owl Books
ISBN: 9781903015025
Category: Children's stories
Page: 128
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The hilarious adventures of a girl growing up immediately after the war.

Charlotte's Web (full color)


Author: E. B. White
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064410935
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Beloved by generations, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little are two of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured classics are available in lavish new collectors' editions. In addition to a larger trim size, the original black-and-white art by Garth Williams has been lovingly colorized by renowned illustrator Rosemary Wells, adding another dimension to these two perfect books for young and old alike.

Flossie Teacake's Fur Coat


Author: Laurence Hutchins,Hunter Davies
Publisher: Bill Melendez Productions
ISBN: 0957032110
Category:
Page: N.A
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Small, impetuous, and longing for attention, Flossie crept into the eerie bedroom of Bella, her fascinating teenage sister. Somewhere in the darkness, nestling within shadow, hung an old coat—a wondrous fur coat: rich, wild, and the waxy colour of autumn chestnuts. Where the fur comes from is a mystery, but once Flossie slips into its bear-like-skin, nothing will ever be the same again...

Postcards from Puffin

One Hundred Puffin Covers in One Box
Author: Puffin,Puffin Books
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780141333373
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 100
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One hundred beautiful postcards in a collectible box representing seventy years of outstanding Puffin design! For over seventy years, Puffin UK has been designing memorable covers for children's books. Now available in the US for the first time, Postcards from Puffin is a collection of one hundred postcards of the best covers in Puffin's history. Each card is printed on thick, high-quality cardstock and features a different and iconic Puffin book cover. Packaged in a lovely box designed to look like a book, with a ribbon, this is a deluxe gift for any book lover or design enthusiast. From picture books to paperbacks, and teen fiction to Puffin Classics, this is a selection sure to appeal to children and adults alike. No matter what your age or what you're into, there's a Puffin for everyone!

Pongwiffy


Author: Kaye Umansky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074342686X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Pongwiffy has it all...a hovel of her own, a sometime-friend named Sharkadder, and an odor only a witch could love. Everything is almost perfect -- until a gaggle of Goblins move in next door. Heavens above, they're enough to wake the dead. It's time to move. But where? And where will she find a much-needed assistant? Sharkadder persuades Pongwiffy to advertise...but the only asistant who answers is a hamster. What's a witch to do? Forget about finding a new slum! How can Pongwiffy cope with a gang of Goblins, a sassy rodent assistant, and the Witches' Coven, who are waiting for an explanation? Even worse, she's responsible for Sourmuddle's 200th birthday cake. What will happen if Pongwiffy messes that up?