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Michael Morpurgo THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS First Edition Signed

Michael Morpurgo THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS First Edition Signed

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First edition, first print hardback of THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, by Michael Morpurgo. Published by Harper Collins Children Books, London, 2005. Signed and inscribed by Morpurgo on the front endpaper. Illustrated by Michael Foreman. Full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 on copyright page.

The book is in very good condition (Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on the spine) with minor wear to the illustrated dust jacket, which is not price clipped (light creasing to the edges mainly around the spine). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, a three-time winner of the Prix Sorcière in France and the Whitbread Award and has been short-listed four times for the Carnegie Medal including for The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips which won the Sheffield Children's Book Award in 2006. His recent bestselling novels include Shadow, A Medal for Leroy and Little Manfred.

His novel War Horse has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg.

"'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."

'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

'A master storyteller at his best' - The Sunday Times

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

189 pages. Illustrated with black & white drawings.

ISBN: 0 00 718245 7

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The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo

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