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Rooftoppers

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.”

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.”
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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.”

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicola Barber

Length:

5h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:39