The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

(3 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: HarperCollins

Review

A tragic episode during the Second World War is the basis for this novel by the former Children’s Laureate.

12-year-old Lily’s Devon village is evacuated so that American troops can practise for the D-Day landings on the beach at Slapton Sands. Two American soldiers befriend the girl and try to help her find her beloved cat Tips, who is left behind in the move.

In Lily’s story readers learn of the privation and danger endured by evacuees during WWII as well as the camaraderie between soldiers and civilians.

Moving from the present day to wartime diary and back again, this ultimately uplifting novel illuminates the effects of the fateful events on the lives of those involved and the generations that followed.

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