Skip to content

Rooftoppers

By Katherine Rundell

Embrace possibility in this luminous novel about a girl in search of her past who discovers a secret rooftop world in Paris.

Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck that 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 “almost impossible” means “still possible.” And 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 hidden spaces above the city. Together they scour the city in a search for Sophie’s mother—but can they find her before Sophie is caught and sent back to London? Or, more importantly, before she loses hope?

Phillip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series, calls Rooftoppers “the work of a writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination.”

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • C Rundell, Children's Fiction
  • C Rundell, Children's Fiction
1 available at Northeast
  • C Rundell, Children's Fiction
1 available at Sandhills
  • C Rundell, Children's Fiction
1 available at Southeast
  • C Rundell, Children's Fiction
1 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • C Rundell, Children's Fiction
1 available at Wheatley (Shandon)
  • C Rundell, Children's Fiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781442490581


Format: Book
Author: Rundell, Katherine
Summary: When authorities threaten to take Sophie, twelve, from Charles who has been her guardian since she was one and both survived a shipwreck, the pair goes to Paris to try to find Sophie's mother, and they are aided by Matteo and his band of "rooftoppers."
Title: Rooftoppers / Katherine Rundell ; with illustrations by Terry Fan.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2013]
Subject: Guardian and ward -- Juvenile fiction. Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction. Roofs -- Juvenile fiction. Paris (France) -- Juvenile fiction. France -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9781442490581 (hbk.) 1442490586 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: C Rundell
Oclc: 824087994
Upc:
Bib Id: 455196

Format: Book
Author: Rundell, Katherine.
Summary: When authorities threaten to take Sophie, twelve, from Charles who has been her guardian since she was one and both survived a shipwreck, the pair goes to Paris to try to find Sophie's mother, and they are aided by Matteo and his band of "rooftoppers."
Title: Rooftoppers / Katherine Rundell ; with illustrations by Terry Fan.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2013]
Description: 277 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Guardian and ward -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Roofs -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Paris (France) -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: France -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Other Author: Fan, Terry, illustrator.
Notes: "A slightly different version was published in 2013 in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Limited"--Title page verso.
LCCN: 2012049469
ISBN: 9781442490581 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1442490586 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: C Rundell