• Hello,Welcome to Play.com.  . (Not youSign in?) | Register
  • 0 SuperPoints
  • Your Account
  • Help

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips | Paperback

Released on 06 February 2006

Author: Michael Morpurgo M.B.E. | Format: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 (3 customer reviews) | Write a review

RRP £5.99

New from £3.99

Also available used from £1.59

Results 1-5 of 31

Sold by: TheMonsterBookshop | visit our store

Condition: Used - Very Good

In stock | Shipping now

Comment: EXCELLENT QUALITY - Very few signs of previous use. Super fast delivery from UK mainland ** 30 day money back gurantee

Available Delivery Options (find out more)

  • Standard delivery estimate: 4th Aug - 6th Aug
TheMonsterBookshop

RRP £5.99 Save £4.40

£1.59

Free Delivery

2 SuperPoints

Sold by: TheMonsterBookshop | visit our store

Condition: Used - Good

In stock | Shipping now

Comment: GREAT QUALITY - Some minor signs of previous use but of good overall quality. Super fast delivery from UK mainland ** 30 day money back gurantee

Available Delivery Options (find out more)

  • Standard delivery estimate: 4th Aug - 6th Aug
TheMonsterBookshop

RRP £5.99 Save £4.40

£1.59

Free Delivery

2 SuperPoints

Sold by: REUSEABOOK

Condition: Used - Very Good

In stock | Shipping now

Comment: Product dispatched in UK within 48 hours. Thanks.

Available Delivery Options

  • Standard delivery estimate: 4th Aug - 6th Aug

RRP £5.99 Save £4.39

£1.60

Free Delivery

2 SuperPoints

Sold by: YingYangBooks

Condition: Used - Very Good

In stock | Shipping now

Comment: SUPERFAST Shipment within 24 HRS of Order. SUPERB Customer Service.

Available Delivery Options

  • Standard delivery estimate: 4th Aug - 6th Aug

RRP £5.99 Save £3.50

£2.49

Free Delivery

3 SuperPoints

Sold by: cbooksuk

Condition: Used - Average

In stock | Shipping now

Comment: "Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy; cover image may vary. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All European orders are sent Royal Mail airmail."

Available Delivery Options

  • Standard delivery estimate: 4th Aug - 6th Aug
cbooksuk

£2.49

Free Delivery

3 SuperPoints

Results 1-5 of 31

A heart-warming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of the second world war, about an abandoned village, a lifelong friendship and one very adventurous cat! 'Classic Morpurgo brilliance' - Publishing News

customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)

 A Fabulous War Time Read

| | See all Lincsreader's reviews (47)

This is a truly wonderful little book - which I would guess is aimed at age 9 - 13 children. It's only short and easily readable in an afternoon.

It's a beautiful story and very well written and shows the war and how it affected this small farming community from a young girl's perspective. It's not just about a missing cat - it is much more than that. It covers Lily's relationship with her family, with an evacuee who is sent to live with them and with the American soldiers based nearby. We also learn about Lily's guilt - she doesnt feel that she misses her Dad (who is away at war) enough, and feels closer to her new friends, the American soldiers.

The book starts as a letter to Michael from his grandmother Lily - enclosed with the letter is her childhood diary which tells the story of the evacuated village and her search for her cat Tips. We know that there is going to be a twist at the end of the book, and the twist is quite surprising but brings a lump to the throat.

As a postscript, Michael Murpurgo explains that the people of Slapton were actually evacuated during the war, and the village and it's beach used as a training ground for the Americans in preparation for the D Day landings.

I would recommend this book to all; adults and children alike.

 A real treat for cat lovers & WW2 fanatics!!

| | See all bella1980's reviews (1)

A fabulous well written adventure story! Read it to my class of 8-9 year olds and they loved they way it was set out as a diary - they felt they were part of Lily's world. It's a great book to read to kids to help them learn about WW2 in a fun way. It's set in a wonderful part of Devon that we like to visit often so it's a particularly special story to me - I recommend it to anyone!

Rakuten’s Play.com is an online trading platform which enables third party sellers and buyers to negotiate and complete transactions via its Website. Rakuten’s Play.com is neither the buyer nor the seller of any items sold via its Website. Accordingly, Rakuten’s Play.com is not a party to the contract for sale between a buyer and seller and is not responsible for fulfilling and delivering orders, handling returns or processing refunds for purchases made.

The relevant seller’s terms and conditions apply to delivery, refunds and returns of any items sold via Rakuten’s Play.com. If you have specific questions, about a sellers delivery policy, returns policy or the return or refund of an item you should contact the relevant seller directly. You must comply with the seller's return policy in order to be eligible for any possible refund from the seller.

Whilst we have no obligation to mediate or to enforce or execute fulfilment of any contract, we want you to have a safe shopping experience and may intervene in certain circumstances to resolve an issue, in line with our FairPlay Guarantee. Please see our User Agreement for details.

Important Warning: It is your responsibility to check a seller’s delivery and returns policy prior to confirming an order.

AuthorMichael Morpurgo M.B.E.
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers (GB)
Year2006
ISBN9780007182466
FormatPaperback - 192 Pages
IllustrationsIllustrations, maps
IllustratorMichael Foreman
Age Group8 yrs - 12 yrs