The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Book - 2005
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A heartwarming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of the second world war, about a cat who survives against the odds. "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.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780007182459
Branch Call Number: J MOR
Characteristics: 189 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Foreman, Michael 1938-


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Sep 23, 2016

In 1943, Lily lives on a farm outside the English seaside village of Slapton. Up until now, the village has hardly been touched by World War II raging across Europe. That is until the Allies arrive and start rehearsing for D-Day on their own idyllic beach. Forced to evacuate further inland, Lily soon discovers that her beloved cat Tips has gone missing and suspects he is now in the danger zone. When she goes after him, Lily meets a American soldier Adie who agrees to help her. Told mostly in diary format, this is an unforgettable story about coming of age in wartime. Michael Morpurgo is one of the world's best authors of books for young people and this is a great introduction to his wonderful novels for young readers.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

1940s CE. If you liked War Horse read this wonderful WW II story by the same author about a cat and her family caught up in dangerous times.

Nov 08, 2015

My favourite Michael Morpurgo war novel. A great read-aloud for grades 4-6.

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