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The Resource Rooftoppers

Rooftoppers

Label
Rooftoppers
Title
Rooftoppers
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Rundell ; with illustrations by Terry Fan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The beauty of sky, music, and the belief in 'extraordinary things' triumph in this whimsical and magical tale" (Publishers Weekly) 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, they takes matters into their own hands and flee to Paris to look for Sophie's mother, starting with the only clue they have—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."
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."
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Writing style
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2013.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2014
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10222593
Cataloging source
DLC
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  • Rundell, Katherine
  • Fan, Terry
Index
no index present
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490
Literary form
fiction
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  • 2
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fan, Terry
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Rooftoppers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8e3b0ea1-9013-4b02-bde6-f33a37100c2b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781442490604
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Rooftoppers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8e3b0ea1-9013-4b02-bde6-f33a37100c2b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781442490604
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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