The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Book - 2006
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When Boowie reads the diary that his grandmother sends him, he learns of her childhood in World War II England when American and British soldiers practiced for D-Day's invasion in the area of her home, and about her beloved cat, Adolphus Tips, and the cat's namesake.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780439796613
Call Number: MORPURGO
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Historical fiction, Juvenile.
Diaries -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Juvenile fiction.


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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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