The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

By Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Michael Foreman

A heartwarming tale of courage, set against the backdrop of the Second World War, about a deserted village, a lifelong friendship and one very adventurous cat!

‘A master storyteller at his best’ Sunday Times

It’s 1943. Lily lives in a seaside village and her life is scarcely touched by the war. Until one day when the villagers are all told to move out of their homes.

Soon, the whole area is out of bounds, as the allied forces prepare to invade France. But Tips, Lily’s cat, has other ideas – and returns to the forbidden area. Lily decides to enter the danger zone to look for Tips herself . . .

Format: Paperback
Ageband: 8 to 12
Release Date: 14 Sep 2023
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-0-00-863862-7
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” - Sunday Times

'From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller' Guardian -

”'Classic Morpurgo brilliance” - Bookseller’s choice, Publishing News

”'…a succinctly engaging tear-jerker, it is also full of happiness and affection and has a joyful ending… It is also about people who care enough to look after each other, offering a lesson in life as well as history” - Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week

'…Michael Morpurgo weaves a touching tale that's full of surprises. A master storyteller at his best' Funday Times -

'As always, Morpurgo writes with solid confidence in a voice that's gentle yet spellbinding' Evening Standard -