A stunning novel about friendship, war, and one girl's bravery which changes her life forever.It's 1943, and twelve-year-old Lily Tregenza lives on a farm in an idyllic seaside village in England. Apart from her father being away and the "townie" evacuees at school, her life is scarcely touched by the war . . . until Lily and her family, along with 3,000 other villagers, are ordered to evacuate their homes to allow the Allied forces to practice their landings for D-day. It's a dangerous operation--guns firing and bombs exploding--and the whole area is off-limits. But Adolphus Tips, Lily's adored cat, has other ideas--barbed wire and "Keep out!" signs mean nothing to her. Tips (cont'd)
Michael Morpurgo, former Children's Laureate of Britain, is the author of War Horse
, called "Superb" by the New York Times
Book Review, and now a major motion picture. His other prize-winning books include Kensuke's Kingdom
, Private Peaceful
, and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
. Michael lives in England, with his wife, Clare. Together, they founded the charity Farms for City Children, which gives children from urban areas an opportunity to spend a week working on a farm. Learn more at michaelmorpurgo.org.