10th Anniversary Edition

Katherine Rundell author


Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published:28th May '20


Available for immediate dispatch.

Rooftoppers cover

A tale of wild hope and thrilling adventure on the rooftops of Paris, this is a multi-award-winning modern classic from the bestselling, Costa Award-winning author of The Explorer

CELEBRATING 10 HIGH-FLYING YEARS OF THE MULTI-AWARD-WINNING MODERN CLASSIC, FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE EXPLORER--_ Winner of the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book AwardShortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal--_A brilliant new edition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Katherine Rundell’s modern classic tale of wild hope and thrilling adventure on the rooftops of Paris. This limited edition features the celebratory cover roundel and an extra letter from Katherine Rundell. --_ 'I enjoyed it tremendously ... The next time I go to Paris I will be looking up at the rooftops' - Jacqueline Wilson 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. 'A writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination' - Philip Pullman

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 *
[a] children’s book that wipes the floor with most adult novels * This week in audio, Guardian *

ISBN: 9781526624802

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: 326g

352 pages