World War Two Collection: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, An Elephant in the Garden, Little Manfred by Michael Morpurgo

World War Two Collection: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, An Elephant in the Garden, Little…

byMichael Morpurgo

Kobo ebook | September 10, 2015

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Three thrilling, moving and heart-lifting novels set against the backdrop of World War II. By master storyteller Michael Morpurgo – award-winning former Children’s Laureate and author of War Horse. All three stories are illustrated by the hugely talented and award-winning, Michael Foreman. THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS: It's 1943, and Lily 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 and returns to the forbidden area. Frantic to find her, Lily decides to enter the danger zone herself… AN ELEPHANT IN THE GARDEN: It’s 1945. Elizabeth's father is fighting with the German army on the eastern front. Her mother works at Dresden zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her… and then the bombs start to fall. Their home destroyed, Elizabeth and her family must flee the bombed-out city and through the wintery landscape, all the while avoiding the Russian troops who are drawing ever closer. It would be hard enough, without an elephant in tow… LITTLE MANFRED: It is the summer of 1966, and Charley and her little brother, Alex, are walking their dog Manfred on the beach when they notice two old men, staring out to sea. A chance encounter brings them together and slowly Charley and Alex learn of their mother’s past. For in 1945 , their farmstead home was a posting for German prisoners of war and their mother Grace was just a little girl… This edition of Little Manfred includes beautiful full-colour illustrations.

Title:World War Two Collection: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, An Elephant in the Garden, Little…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 10, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0008164495

ISBN - 13:9780008164492

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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