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Summary

Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. Found floating in a cello case, she is the only recorded female survivor of a shipwreck on the English Channel. But Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help…

When the child welfare agency threatens to send Sophie to an orphanage, Sophie and her guardian flee to Paris to find her mother, starting with the only clue she has - the address of the cello maker.

©2013 Katherine Rundell (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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Ella amazing

It was amazing I loved it so much that I read it again. !!!!!!!!!!!
I think it would be a good book for 8-12 because it is so good actually every one should read it.

Hope this review was helpful .

I am 10 years old.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👌📚

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Enchanting and Exquisite.

I chose this title on a little bit of a whim and therefore was not sure what to expect. I can safely say I have been captivated from start to finish. Rundell's prose is easy, has a gorgeous flow and is full of mischief and wonder.

The characters of Sophie and Charles compliment one another so well and their relationship blossoms as the books progresses and they become more familiar with one another.

Sophie is a charming character with lots of quirks and traits that are not only build a clear image of her in your mind but also help you picture her mannerisms as she moves through life.

This is a wonderful book and I would recommend it to any one. The story is one that keeps you guessing with lots of twists and turns. Rundell's characters are interesting and this book will certainly make you think differently about the world above your head and the world of the Sky Steppers.

Rooftoppers is well worth the download. Gordon Griffin's voice is easy to listen to and I thoroughly enjoyed this title.

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AMAZING!!

I absaloutley loved it, and I couldn't stop listening for one second. LOVED IT so much.

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Beautiful

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Beautiful, lyrical and utterly gratifying. Sophie and Charles are such charming characters and Rooftoppers flows like an elegant concerto.

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Amazing

Made me cry with joy, beautifully written story which is amusing in places. Love the kindness, the stubbornness and the adventures of the characters. Now one of the best books I have listened to.

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Brilliant!

An absolutely enchanting book and a joy to listen to. An gripping escape into a fantastical world.

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we were hooked by the first chapter, great book!

K rundell always writes stories for girls and boys a brilliant book for family drives. she has you by the first couple of paragraphs, beautifully crafted

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Adventure and exploration

Brilliant story with a strong female lead. The only criticism is that the narrator could have given her a stronger voice.

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rooftopper

i like this book and i really recomeng this book to othe people. and sophie is a very purculia child

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  • Julia
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 15-03-18

Wonderful - shame about the ending

I loved listening to this book. The relationship between Sophie and her father is described in loving detail. Charles is a wonderful character and Sopie's encounters with the rooftoppers are also very interesting. However, the ending felt rushed to me. The entire story builds up to a resolution which is done in an abrupt way, it almost felt like a cliff hanger. I would be great to have a sequel. The narrator is excellent.