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The amazing story of Adolphus Tips

By: Morpurgo, Michael Foreman, Michael(Illustrated by)

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0007182465 / 9780007182466
Paperback
823.914
06/02/2006
49 in stock Need More ?
England
20 cm 189 p. : ill.
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Quiz No: 209048, Points 4.00, Book Level 4.80,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2005.
/ Key title 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 / A new, emotional, heart-warming story from the Children's Laureate / 20,000 copies sold of The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips in hardback / A hugely successful author on the HarperCollins Children's Books list. / Michael Morpurgo's PRIVATE PEACEFUL sold over 50,000 copies in hardback, won the Red House Children's Book Award, and has been adapted into a criticall

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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5AJ Interest age: from c 8 years, YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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