Published: February 2006
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.
Shortlisted Blue Peter Book Award (The Book I Couldn’t Put Down Category)
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saffron brown says:
This book by Michale Morpurgo is thrilling and unexpected, with loads of cliffhangers that just wont let you put the book down. Absalutly brilliant. 10/10
Beth Kerrigan says:
I love reading about the wars and i have to admit, this is a great book. I have read it twice and highly recomend it.
I have just finished reading this book and I’m now reading ‘Why The Whales Came’ I can safely say that this book is brilliant.
It has many twists to the story and some really good characters.
I don’t want to reveal to much but near the end of the book when Lily is in her room. What it says on the wall is a good point in the story and put a smile on my face.
Kool Dood says:
I think this is the most AMAZING book I have read it twice and never got bored I highly recommend this I and I am very young though I love books
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