CELEBRATING 10 HIGH-FLYING YEARS OF THE MULTI-AWARD-WINNING MODERN CLASSIC, FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE EXPLORER
Winner of the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal
A brilliant new edition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Katherine Rundell’s modern classic tale of wild hope and thrilling adventure on the rooftops of Paris. This limited edition features the celebratory cover roundel and an extra letter from Katherine Rundell.
'I enjoyed it tremendously … The next time I go to Paris I will be looking up at the rooftops’ – Jacqueline Wilson
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.
’A writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination’ – Philip Pullman