Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell audiobook

Rooftoppers

By Katherine Rundell
Read by Nicola Barber

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.84 Hours Unabridged
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Everyonethinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded femalesurvivors from the shipwreck that left baby Sophie floating in the EnglishChannel 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“almost impossible” means “still possible.” And you should never ignore apossible. Sowhen the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian, threatening to send Sophie toan orphanage, she takes matters into her own hands and flees to Paris to lookfor her mother, starting with the only clue she has: the address of the cellomaker. Evadingthe French authorities, she meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers, urchinswho live in the hidden spaces above the city. Together they scour the city in asearch for Sophie’s mother, but can they find her before Sophie is caught andsent back to London? Or, more importantly, before she loses hope?

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

Everyonethinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded femalesurvivors from the shipwreck that left baby Sophie floating in the EnglishChannel 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“almost impossible” means “still possible.” And you should never ignore apossible.

Sowhen the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian, threatening to send Sophie toan orphanage, she takes matters into her own hands and flees to Paris to lookfor her mother, starting with the only clue she has: the address of the cellomaker.

Evadingthe French authorities, she meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers, urchinswho live in the hidden spaces above the city. Together they scour the city in asearch for Sophie’s mother, but can they find her before Sophie is caught andsent back to London? Or, more importantly, before she loses hope?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Bold imaginative leaps carry the reader from one Parisian rooftop to the next in this unique and beautifully written tale of a girl in search of the mother whom everyone else believes is dead.” Maryrose Wood, author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series
Rooftoppers drew me in immediately and carried me along straight to the end with its original voice and lively story.” Sharon Creech, Newbery–award winning author of Walk Two Moons
Rooftoppers is the work of a writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination.” Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series

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Author

Author Bio: Katherine Rundell

Author Bio: Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the author of The Wolf Wilder, The Explorer, Rooftoppers, and Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, which was a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner. She grew up in Zimbabwe, Belgium, and England and is currently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She begins each day with a cartwheel and believes that reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: it turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.84
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English