Sophie en los cielos de Paris / Rooftoppers

Katherine Rundell

Sophie en los cielos de Paris / Rooftoppers
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Sophie en los cielos de Paris / Rooftoppers

Katherine Rundell

Una aventura conmovedora con tintes clasicos: intriga, accion y cierta fantasia donde reina el amor a los libros y a la valentia. Tras hundirse un barco en el Canal de la Mancha, una nin a de apenas un an o aparece flotando en un estuche de violonchelo y es rescatada por un erudito y aventurero londinense llamado Charles Maxim. De esta forma tan extraordinaria comienza la conmovedora historia de Sophie y Charles, quien, una vez constatada la desaparicio n de la madre de la nin a, se convierte en su tutor legal. Sin embargo, con el paso del tiempo, se apodera de Sophie la idea de que su madre sobrevivio al naufragio, y aunque Charles le advierte que eso es casi imposible, para ella el casi significa que existe alguna posibilidad, y esta, por remota que sea, jama s debe descartarse. Asi pues, a pesar de que la u nica pista que tienen es una direccio n parisina grabada en el estuche del chelo, Charles, que lo dari a todo por verla feliz, accede a acompan arla a Pari s para iniciar la incierta bu squeda. Alli , en una noche ma gica, Sophie conoce a Matteo y sus amigos, unos jo venes vagabundos que recorren la ciudad por los tejados y que enseguida se prestan a ayudarla para que su suen o se haga realidad. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 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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