The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips
A heart-warming tale of courage, 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 a...more
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The story of lily living her life during World War II intrigued me. Lily’s father is a soldier gone to war and she keeps a diary about what she gets up to, she then shares her childhood story with her grandson Boowie who she is very close to.
I love the way the author has used lily’s childhood diary, Boowie’s views and letters from lily to her grandson, te ...more
A young girl is forced out of her home in order for the army to practice for the impending war with Germany. During the move she loses her pet cat Tips.
The story involves her search for Tips - the friends she makes along the way and the impact the war had on local farming communities.
Its a sweet British story - I finished in a few hours, if you enjoy something that portrays a light story out of a historical event then this is one for you.
Set in World War II, the story focuses delves deep into Grandma's (Lily) life, from first hand, especially homing in on her home life, her friendships and her love for her cat, Tips.
The war had hardly touched Slapton Village, until one day in 1943, all the vil ...more
Eleven-year-old Lily Tregenza lives on a farm in the idyllic seaside village of Slapton with her mother, Grandpa and beloved cat Tips. Her father is away- it is th ...more
This is the story of Lily Tregenza who, in 1943, lives on the family farm on the coast of Devon with her mum and grandfather, as her dad's away in the army.
Lily has a cat called Tips, and when the family are forced to move from their home for several months while the army take over the area as a training ground Lily's beloved Tips runs away and gets left behind. Lily is heartbroken but wil ...more
A heart racing, sensational story with amazing descriptions, feelings and hilarious parts. The book is amazing, and if any child doesn't like this book, then they must be on planet Zombie. This is one of my favourite books, and it's very fun and likeable an ...more
The book is written as lily’s dia ...more
Most of the story then is Lily's flashback. Her father is a pilot in the war and now sh ...more
Most of the pages are diary entries by his grandma, Lily Tregenza, when she was a young girl of 11, beginning on September 10, 1943. Lily lives on a farm in Slapton, South Devon with her mother and grandfather. Her dad is fighting in Africa. Lily also has a cat na ...more
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