Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Paperback | January 19, 2006

byMichael Morpurgo

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"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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"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 bei...

Michael Morpurgo divides his time between his writing and running Farms for City Children, a charity that each year takes up to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Michael and his wife Clare were awarded MBEs this year for their work with the charity. Before the first farm opened 22 years ago, Michael was a teacher and his kno...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.63 inPublished:January 19, 2006Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007182465

ISBN - 13:9780007182466

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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