Rooftoppers: 10th Anniversary Edition

Childrens, Ages 9-12, 9-12 Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/05/2020
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A Possible Favourite
Set atop Parisian rooftops, this playful and imaginative story ticks every box: you’ve got the angst of a young girl trying to find her dead mother; a noto... READ MORE
The Amazing World Above Paris
Baby Sophie is found at sea, floating in a cello case but as she grows up she is convinced her mother is still alive. Her search takes her and her delightf... READ MORE
Jane Mac


Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2014 Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 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.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526624802
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 326g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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my comfort book
i first read rooftoppers when i was around 12 - the same age as the main character - and i felt so similar to her in every way. i will still read this book... READ MORE
Hannah Barnes
A future classic
Katherine Rundell has a lyricism to her writing that makes you skip through her pages. Her characters are empathetic, brave and have that special wildness ... READ MORE
Dana Spring
Incredible book
This book is one of if not my favourite book of all time. It is absolutely incredible. I have loved every book Katherine has written, and I can't wait for ... READ MORE