September 8, 2013

Rooftoppers

cover image of Rooftoppers
Katherine Rundell

When the Queen Mary sinks a one-year-old girl is found floating in a cello case in the English Channel. A young scholar named Charles Maxim rescues her and they live a gloriously unorthodox life reading books, writing on walls, and exploring his drafty old house. When Sophie is twelve the National Childcare Agency orders her to an orphanage. She and Charles flee to Paris where Sophie hopes to find her long-lost mother. There she meets a orphan "rooftopper" named Matteo who lives on Parisian roofs and helps her look for her mother. Breathlessly exciting and inventive, Sophie's adventures are like a fairy tale filled with magic and music. Ages 9-11