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Description - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo

A heart-warming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of the second world war, about an abandoned village, a lifelong friendship and one very adventurous cat!

'Classic Morpurgo brilliance' - Publishing News



"Something's up. Something big too, very big. At school, in the village, whoever you meet, it's all anyone talks about. It's like a sudden curse has come down on us all. It makes me wonder if we'll ever see the sun again."

It's 1943, and Lily Tregenze lives on a farm, in the idyllic seaside village of Slapton. Apart from her father being away, and the 'townie' evacuees at school, her life is scarcely touched by the war. Until one day, Lily and her family, along with 3000 other villagers, are told to move out of their homes - lock, stock and barrel.

Soon, the whole area is out of bounds, as the Allied forces practise their landings for D-day, preparing to invade France. But Tips, Lily's adored cat, has other ideas - barbed wire and keep-out signs mean nothing to her, nor does the danger of guns and bombs. Frantic to find her, Lily makes friends with two young American soldiers, who promise to help her. But will she ever see her cat again? Lily decides to cross the wire into the danger zone to look for Tips herself...

Now, many years later, as Michael is reading his Grandma Lily's diary, he learns about The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips - and wonders how one adventurous cat could still affect their lives sixty years later.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007182466
ISBN-10: 0007182465
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo - Reviewed by (26 Nov 2011)

The amazing story of Adolphus Tips is just that- amazing! It is the story of a girl called Lily's cat who, when the war comes to thier beachside town and fences off a lot of places for training ect., runs away. Lily loves Adolphus more than she can say, so after they continually don't find her, she goes out alone one night, across the do not enter sign and searches for her cat.

This was the very first Michael Morpurgo book I read and it set me off on a search through the at least 15 other's at the library. He was one of my favourite authors in no time at all!


Author Biography - Michael Morpurgo

In May 2003 Michael was appointed Children's Laureate. During this role, he has travelled the country from end to end, bringing books to children in remote areas as well as to inner city children. Through the power of his storytelling, Michael has succeeded in 'putting literature back into literacy'. Michael and his wife Clare have been award MBEs for their work in founding and running the charity Farms for City Children, a charity which each year takes up to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Before the first farm opened 22 years ago, Morpurgo was a teacher and his knowledge of children's experiences, plus his experience of farms enrich his writing enormously. He has won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Carnedie Medal and the Smarties Book Prize.

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