Join Sophie on the light-hearted, witty, impossible quest of finding her mother. Along with her guardian Charles and the rooftoppers (children who live on the roofs of Paris), Sophie can hopefully solve this missing piece in her life. After all, you should never ignore an impossible quest-- even if your only clue is a cello. (ages 8-12)
-- Emily M— From Emily M.
* "Brava! This witty, inventively poetic, fairy-tale–like adventure shimmers with love, magic and music."
“Katherine Rundell’s Rooftoppers, like her previous novel The Girl Savage, is the work of a writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination. I admire her novels very much, and I hope they find the success they deserve. I’m certainly looking forward to her next."
-Phillip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series
"Katherine Rundell's Rooftoppers is a confection of lyrical prose. Bold imaginative leaps carry the reader from one Parisian rooftop to the next in this unique and beautifully written tale of a girl in search of the mother whom everyone else believes is dead."
-Maryrose Wood, author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series
"Rooftoppers drew me in immediately and carried me along straight to the end with its original voice and lively story."
-Sharon Creech, Newbery-award winning author of Walk Two Moons
"Here comes a classic... Fantastic joyous storytelling. I was entranced. This is the only book I have ever read that made me long to cook sausages on a roof. From the first page onwards I knew I was reading something that sparkled (and it just got brighter and brighter). I'm a bit jealous actually; I wish I'd written it. Gorgeous, witty, kind, amazing, vertigo inducing, breathtaking, utterly charming, loved, loved, loved this little gem of a book. Hold your breath- this book is magic."
-Hilary McKay, Whitbread Children's Book award-winning author of the Casson Family series