Three beautiful tales for all feline-lovers told by the nation’s favourite storyteller including wartime kittens and African lion cubs.
‘The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips’:
In 1943, Lily Treganza was living in a sleepy seaside village, scarcely touched by the war. But all that was soon to change…
Kaspar the cat first came to the Savoy Hotel in a basket – Johnny Trott knows, because he was the one who carried him in. Johnny was a bellboy, you see, and he carried all of Countess Kandinsky’s things to her room, including this very special cat!
‘The Butterfly Lion’:
When Bertie is a little boy, he rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus.
Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.
”'A master storyteller at his best” - The Sunday Times
”Praise for Shadow:'As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope.” - Amanda Craig in the Times
”'The Butterfly Lion is unique among animals and books, and will touch all hearts - both young and old.” - Virginia McKenna, Born Free Foundation
Praise for ‘The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips’: -
'…Michael Morpurgo weaves a touching tale that's full of surprises. A master storyteller at his best.' Sunday Times -
'As always, Morpurgo writes with solid confidence in a voice that's gentle yet spellbinding.' Evening Standard -