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Rooftoppers - Katherine Rundell
Rooftoppers
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This is an alternative cover for ISBN 9780571280599.Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck which left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. Her... show more
This is an alternative cover for ISBN 9780571280599.Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck which left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. Her guardian tells her it is almost impossible that her mother is still alive, but that means still possible. You should never ignore a possible. So when the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian threatening to send Sophie to an orphanage, she takes matters into her own hands and flees to Paris to look for her mother, starting with the only clue she has - the address of the cello maker. Evading the French authorities, she meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers - urchins who live in the sky. Together they scour the city for Sophie's mother before she is caught and sent back to London, and most importantly before she loses hope
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Format: paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Dancing Words
Dancing Words rated it
4.5 Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
These are the stuff dreams are made of. A better review will come up once I am coherent. 4.5 stars
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0 Rooftoppers
It just.....ended. It would have been 5 stars but 1/2 star off because it just ended....after an epic build up. Still an absolutely lovely book! :)
Kathryn Reads KidLit
Kathryn Reads KidLit rated it
5.0 Rooftoppers
This book was just delightful! I felt that it was just a magical adventure and the writing style was a good mixture of all the things I like in a book. I think there will be many students that will fall in love with Sophie, Charles and the unique children we meet in Paris. I really enjoyed the who...
 Stacia in Progress
Stacia in Progress rated it
3.0 Every so Often, I'll Revisit My Childhood...Then I Happily Go Back to Adulthood
Rooftoppers was a fun read. If my ten year old self had read this, surely I would have rated the book 4 stars. My adult self wasn't as invested (since I wasn't the target audience; my opinion doesn't count against children!), even though I appreciated the charm of the story. Matteo reminded me sligh...
leaning on the side of wonder
leaning on the side of wonder rated it
4.0
Formal review to come. ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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