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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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The amazing story of adolphus tips I thought it was sad because their dad was in the war & didn't ever return which is sad to me and to his famliy he died that is why he didn't return
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The amazing story of Adolphus tips Great book this one.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips What a story. I regretted to have to put it down every time. Great story-telling with s surprise ending. Strongly recommended to anyone who loves cats, reading people's diaries or tjose who want to know what life was like in rural England during WWII. It's 1943 and this family, in fact the whole village has been given only a few short weeks to move out lock, stock and barrel so the allied forces could train for the war. The story is told in the most affectionate way.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story A moving story about a young girl whose search for her cat leads her to befriend two American soldiers during WWII. This book was wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone from ages 9 and up who enjoys a great story with an unpredictable ending.
Date published: 2008-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful read This was a good story to read. While its aimed a children, as an adult I found it had enough details to grab my attention and keep my nose in it till I was finished.
Date published: 2006-10-30