Saturday, May 30, 2009
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo
I was introduced to Michael Morpurgo many years ago by some great friends and I now read everything he publishes.
Adolphus Tips is another great book. This novel first starts in the present day when Michael reads a mysterious letter from his grandmother. What accompanies this letter is his grandmother's journal from 1943.
This journal tells the story of Lily and her family who are forced to move from their farm so that the American soldiers can practice for the D-day invasion. When Lily's cat Tips moves back into the forbidden area, Lily has no choice but to go on a rescue mission. When Lily enters this dangerous area, she is led through the adventure of her lifetime.