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The magic of a story for children may lie in many things - the story itself, the characters, a myth, humour, evocation of a place or time, so many things. The simple beauty of it is that it may form a part of you, get beneath your skin so to speak, almost as easily as the lessons your parents teach you. And the reason is not hard to find. It is so often the first time you have encountered, in print or in real life, what it presents. The eponymous Stig is a Stone Age man and he was the first I ever met, in print or in real life. The image of him, hunkered down in his damp cave, staring in Neolithic wonder at the flaring miracle of a modern match, is what captured me and I suppose it will always be a part of me. And that is all I remembered, the rest of the book simply fell away from my mind, being of a lesser quality, and belonging in another book - or that is how I now feel as an adult revisiting my sense of wonder. Read it for Stig.
The review of this Book prepared by Michael JR Jose








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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Time Travel:    -   largely backwards/past Explore:    -   generally friendly contact with alien(s) Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   money/gems/treasure Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Time Travel story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   teleportation    -   is very quick

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   dinosaur times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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