The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
|Author:||Michael Morpurgo, O.B.E.|
It's 1943 and Lily Tregenza's farm in the seaside village of Slapton has scarcely been touched by the war, until the day when all the villagers are told to move out.
The area is quickly abandoned and out of bounds as forces prepare to invade France, but Lily's adored cat Tips, has other ideas and ventures into the forbidden area - Lily enters the area herself in desperation to find her feline companion.
In May 2003 Michael was appointed Children's Laureate. During this role, he has travelled the country from end to end, bringing books to children in remote areas as well as to inner city children. Through the power of his storytelling, Michael has succeeded in 'putting literature back into literacy'. Michael and his wife Clare have been award MBEs for their work in founding and running the charity Farms for City Children, a charity which each year takes up to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Before the first farm opened 22 years ago, Morpurgo was a teacher and his knowledge of children's experiences, plus his experience of farms enrich his writing enormously. He has won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Carnedie Medal and the Smarties Book Prize.