Stig Of The Dump, by Clive King
As a child I really loved this book and read it several times over the years. The friendship between 2 very different children with very little in common was attractive – with a bit of effort and acceptance one can have a friend and have fun.
The fact is was set somewhere so ordinary – an old rubbish dump – and yet so hidden really appealed: I could imagine something similar could happen to me.
In more recent years I shared the tale of Stig and Barney with my children, who also loved it!