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The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

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It's 1943 and Lily Tregenza 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, when Lily and her family, along with 3,000 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 60 years later.

©2005 Michael Morpurgo (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • 13-02-16

The Amazing Story Of Adolfas Tibs.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys either history or adventures. I rated this book quite high because it only took me a day to finish it as I couldn't stop reading! I hope anybody would reads this book enjoys it as Much as I have.

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My children loved this!

Fantastic narration, and the kids had a bit of a history lesson each time we listened. Great story - they were hooked!

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Great story!

Really good. Helps children to learn about the second world war. If they want to learn about a person's life this is the book to read. I liked hearing about the cat. Good ending. Really great book. Felix age 6

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Adolfus Tips

Amazing, superb storyline. Great book of war and being on the sidelines of the war training.

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brilliant

I was recommended this read by my niece who read it in school at 11year old. (and I'm 30s so a read for any age!) I was not disappointed, this story is excellent, I looked for every opportunity to listen, head phones on or not. it gives historical account and personal feeling to the characters...

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The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips

It’s an amazing story. The narrator is very talented! It’s a pleasure to listen to, it makes me smile. It’s also good to listen to at night! Overall, my favourite audiobook.

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Adolphus Tips

A sensitive and believable encounter with the preparation for DDay, taken from Lily’s stance. Lily is eleven and is a convincing eleven year old half in and half out of adulthood The story explores events from the English village-national perspective, but also explores the youthful Yanks who are training for the beach landings on the French coast. I don’t often give 5*, but this book deserves it!

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Truly Amazing!!

It's so good I rated it 5 star! It was truly amazing!! Perfection. Good read.

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brilliant

if you go through this story Fry eyed you ain't human lovely and captivating


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Disappointing

I love the author's books, but this one was dull, uninspiring and basic. Perhaps a 4 year old might like it, but no older

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  • 12-07-18

Awesome story!

A wonderful story imagined and told against the backdrop of real history in World War II . Brings the whole period of history to life !