The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Michael Morpurgo

Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers India, 2008
ISBN 10: 0007312024 / ISBN 13: 9780007312023
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The year is 1943. The setting is the seaside village of Slapton, Devon, for this moving story which is a subtle blend of history and human and animal relationships. Suddenly the villagers, together with families from six neighbouring villages totalling 3000, are ordered to move out so that US troups can practice their landings in preparation for D-Day, when the forces will invade France. Everyone packs up, but Lily still can?t find her precious cat, Tips. Maybe two friendly American soldiers will help her search? Dare she climb over the forbidden barbed wire fence? Sadly, Lily leaves without Tips. Will she ever see him again? And will the village be the same place when they finally return? This is a compelling read for the family to share. "Michael Morpurgo creates a powerful atmosphere in this exciting and moving story of how civilians and especially children were affected by the war." The Guardian Printed Pages: 192. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40787

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Inhaltsangabe: 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.

About the Author: Michael divides his time between his writing and running Farms for City Children, a charity which each year takes up to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Michael and his wife Clare were awarded MBEs this year for their work with the charity. Before the first farm opened 22 years ago, Morpurgo was a teacher and his knowledge of children's experiences, plus his experience of Farms enrich his writing enormously. Michael Morpurgo has won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and the Smarties Book Prize.

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Titel: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers India
Erscheinungsdatum: 2008
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New

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Verlag: HarperCollins Children's Books, London (2005)
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Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Children's Books, London, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Foreman, Michael (illustrator). Hardcover. Price-clipped jacket is marked and scored, with a few minor abrasions. Upper edge of jacket is rather creased. Rear upper leading corner of jacket has a one-centimetre tear. Leading corners, spine ends and edges of jacket and hardcover are bumped. Page block is slightly sunned, with a few minor marks. Pages are clean, binding is sound and content remains clear throughout. TS. Used. Artikel-Nr. 280854

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Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 2005. Paperback. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Artikel-Nr. 154839

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Buchbeschreibung Harper Collins Children's Books, London, 2006. Softcover. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Ohne Schutzumschlag. It´s 1943, Lily Tregenza lives on a farm in the seaside village of Slapton, and her life ist scarcely touched by the war. Until one day when the villagers are all told to move out of theri homes. Soon the whole area ist out of bounds as the allied forces prepare ti invade France. But Tips, Lily´s adored Cat, has other ideas - and returns to the forbidden area, 189 Seiten, in englischer Sprache, 2 Karten und Abb., Artikel-Nr. BN4055

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Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins UK. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A heartwarming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of the Second World War. Lily lives in the idyllic village of Slapton until they are told to move out so the Allied forces can practice their landings for D-Day. But Tips, Lily's cat, has other ideas. Frantic to find her, Lily crosses the barbed wire into the danger zone to look for her. Ages: 8-12yrs. 189 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780007182466

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