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Rollercoasters: The Lastling Class Pack

Rollercoasters - the read of your life

Philip Gross

Suitable for:  KS3, 11-14, English, Reading

Price:  £134.00

ISBN: 978-0-19-832644-1
Publication date: 01/06/2006
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Each The Lastling Class Pack contains 15 copies of the Rollercoasters edition of The Lastling by Philip Gross and 15 The Lastling Reading Guides to support the students in their study of the novel.

Paris is thrilled when her Uncle Franklin decides to take her on his trip to the Himalayas. Franklin's influence gets them into places where tourists are not allowed, even into the forbidden war-zone, deep in the forest, to look for exotic and endangered species. Franklin is a man with a vision, something dark and strange, but just how strange, Paris is about to find out...

Themes: Madness, exploration, hunting, culture clash.

Teaching Focus:

  • Humorous, sharp language of Black American teen culture
  • Engaging, lively first person narrative, creating empathy with character
  • Diary extracts add a sub-plot
  • Sympathetic treatment of sensitive themes

    Recommended for students in Years 8 and 9

    The Rollercoasters series is a set of imaginative and exciting books that your students will not want to put down. All books are supported by extensive teacher resources online, in print and on CD-ROM, and contain themes that will appeal to girls, boys and mixed-ability classes. Each book is also accompanied by Reading Guides to provide essential background material for students on the novel, and include a letter to the student from the author of the novel, thematic activities, wider reading references and short reviews.

    This page was last updated on 29 June 2015 at 04:00 GMT
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    • This beautifully crafted story is told with enormous compassion and it explores the fundamental question of what it is to be human - The Mail on Sunday
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