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Rooftoppers By Katherine Rundell

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

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Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ... Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize | Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal | From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Prize 'A writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination' - Philip Pullman 'Read everything she writes' - Daily Mail Everyone tells Sophie that she was orphaned in a shipwreck - found floating in a cello case on the English Channel on her first birthday. But Sophie is convinced her mother also survived. When the Welfare Agency threatens to separate her from her guardian and send her to an orphanage, Sophie takes matters into her own hands, starting with the only clue she has - the address of a cello-maker in Paris. On the run from the authorities, Sophie finds Matteo and his network of rooftoppers - urchins who walk tightropes and live in the sky. In a race across the rooftops of Paris, will they be able to find her mother before it's too late? Hopeful, inspiring and thrilling in equal measure, this is a classic adventure story about pursuing your dreams and never ignoring a possible.

Rooftoppers Reviews

I enjoyed it tremendously ... An ultra stylish writer with a true gift for imaginative storytelling. The next time I go to Paris I will be looking up at the rooftops * Jacqueline Wilson *
A rare and remarkable treat, witty and full of original thoughts ... This quirky book advocates curiosity, thoughtfulness, freedom and courage * Sunday Times *
A writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination * Philip Pullman *
Whimsical, beautifully written and as carefully balanced as the tightrope Sophie learns to walk, Rooftoppers is a sensitive and emotionally resonant novel with an uplifting message about the power of hope * BookTrust *
Rundell is an astonishing young talent and her books combine old-fashioned, edge-of-your-seat adventure with richly imagined characters ... Read everything she writes * Daily Mail *
Katherine Rundell might be the cleverest children's writer working today ... [Rooftoppers] draws on Rundell's own experiences of scaling the dreaming spires of Oxford, and does so with whimsicality, wit and a thrilling sense of adventure * Ten classic children's books to buy for Christmas, Spectator *

About Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the bestselling author of five children's novels and has won the Costa Children's Book Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize amongst many others. Katherine spent her childhood in Africa and Europe before taking her degree at the University of Oxford and becoming a Fellow of All Souls College. As well as writing, she studies Renaissance literature and occasionally goes climbing on the rooftops late at night. Katherine will be a World Book Day author for 2021. Marie-Alice Harel is a French illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She teaches illustration at the Edinburgh Drawing School and was the winner of the 2019 Book Illustration Competition.

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NGR9781526624802
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2020-05-28
352
152662480X
9781526624802
N/A
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