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Rollercoasters: Breadwinner

An engrossing story about a girl living in war-torn Afghanistan under Taliban rule

Author Deborah Ellis

Suitable for:  KS3 English students

Price:  £10.49

ISBN: 978-0-19-832980-0
Publication date: 24/06/2010
Paperback: 176 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Rollercoasters novels are popular because of the wide selection of fiction, appealing to girls, boys and mixed-ability classes. The Breadwinner is ideal for Year 7 or mixed-ability classes


  • Set in war-torn Afghanistan during Taliban control, this is a compelling story of strength, courage and bravery
  • Plenty of dialogue making it ideal for Years 7 and 8 or mixed-ability classes
  • Cross-curricular links to history, RS and Citizenship

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


  • Ellis tells it as it is... this simple tale has the ring of authenticity - Guardian Education
  • While the story is bleak, Parvana's courage and determination to survive in a man's world is heartening - TES
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