Rooftoppers

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Product Number: Z07158
Released: Nov 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470369422
Narrator/s: Nicola Barber
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Embrace possibility in this luminous novel about a girl in search of her past who discovers a secret rooftop world in Paris. Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck that left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. Her guardian tells her it is almost impossible that her mother is still alive--but " almost impossible" means " still possible." And you should never ignore a possible. So when the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian, threatening to send Sophie to an orphanage, she takes matters into her own hands and flees to Paris to look for her mother, starting with the only clue she has--the address of the cello maker. Evading the French authorities, she meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers--urchins who live in the hidden spaces above the city. Together they scour the city in a search for Sophie' s mother-but can they find her before Sophie is caught and sent back to London? Or, more importantly, before she loses hope? Phillip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series, calls Rooftoppers " the work of a writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination."

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Author(s): Katherine Rundell
Narrator(s): Nicola Barber
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Released: Oct 08, 2013
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Author(s): Katherine Rundell
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Hanging Bag
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Narrator(s): Nicola Barber
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Author(s): Katherine Rundell
Narrator(s): Nicola Barber
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"Sophie is a shipwreck survivor, found floating in a cello case in the English Channel. With no clue other than the case, she and her unorthodox guardian set out to find SophieÕs mother, who is presumed dead. Employing believable accents and creating engaging characterizations, Nicola Barber takes listeners on a linguistic flight of fancy that moves from staid England to the dreamlike but treacherous rooftops of Paris. There Sophie enlists the help of Matteo, a young scamp, and his ragtag band of homeless Òrooftoppers.Ó Barber transitions seamlessly from SophieÕs earnest, determined tone and English accent to the polite discourse of her guardian and the unrefined yet cosmopolitan French spoken by the rooftoppers. L.T. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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