Rooftoppers

By RUNDELL, Katherine

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ISBN
9781442490581 9781442490604
Publisher
S & S


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–6—Sophie has been living with her loving guardian, Charles Maxim, for almost all of her 12 years, ever since she was rescued as a baby from a floating cello case after a shipwreck. Charles reads Shakespeare aloud to her, serves her roast potato chips on an open atlas (owing to her penchant for breaking plates), and allows her to wear pants. In this 19th-century world, the Dickensian Miss Eliot, of the National Childcare Agency, decides that Charles is an unfit guardian and that Sophie must become a ward of the st...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2013

Apparent orphan Sophie, on the run with her unconventional guardian Charles, meets a band of children who live on Paris's roo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Rooftoppers is appealingly crammed with timeless literary fixtures: resourceful orphans, mysterious clues, enticingly dilapidated hotels, cozy attics, and secret societies. Readers will be inspired by Sophie, whose forthrightness and bravery are rewarded time and again, from her friendship with entertainingly irritable rooftopper Matteo to her triumph against a ruthless rooftop gang. Other enjoyable character...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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