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Rollercoasters: Iqbal Reader

Francesco D'Adamo

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

Price:  £10.49

ISBN: 978-0-19-832892-6
Publication date: 19/02/2009
Paperback: 136 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Educational edition of this engaging true story, ideal for mixed ability groups and multicultural coverage


  • A true story set in Pakistan, allowing opportunities to cover the multicultural element of the new National Curriculum
  • A short novel told in lyrical yet accessible style - ideal for lower ability Year 8 students
  • Stimulating themes such as child labour and human rights worldwide
  • Cross-curricular links to PSHE, Citizenship and Geography
  • Supported by extensive teacher resources online and student-focused Reading Guides
  • Durable, soft cover your students will want to pick up

This page was last updated on 17 November 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • Eye-opening, genuinely touching novel - Publishers Weekly
  • If you want a short but inspiring book, try 'Iqbal' based on a true story. It is about child labour and alerts students to conditions of children in other cultures and how we as consumers contribute to their plight. Lots of opportunities for debate, research, writing to MPs etc. as well as all the reading skills. - NATE forum
  • I thought you might be interested in how I am using Iqbal with a small group of year 9 boys, most of whom have some form of need, such as dyslexia and EAL. They are loving reading Iqbal, to the extent that one or two who would never volunteer to read usually are putting hands up at the start of the Iqbal lesson and asking to be the first to read. I have one boy in the class who has been educated in Pakistan till recently and he loves being the centre of attention while he fills us in with background. I regularly get asked if today is Iqbal day. - Gloria Theobald, Slough Grammar School
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