Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell - signed paperback
This paperback copy of Rooftoppers has been signed by one of our absolute favourite children's authors, the incredible Katherine Rundell. In the words of Philip Pullman, she's 'a writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination.' Rooftoppers won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal
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.
Publisher's suggested reading age is 9-12 but we've had 6 year olds and grandparents hanging on every word. An 8 year old with good reading ability can manage it on their own, but everyone will enjoy it.
Paperback, 352 pages