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Rollercoaster: The Kite Rider

An epic, adventurous, incredibly moving story

Author Geraldine McCaughrean

Suitable for:  11-14 students and teachers of English

Price:  £7.99

ISBN: 978-1382008396
Publication date: 19/12/2019

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After witnessing his father's death, Haoyou becomes a kite-rider. Strapped to a man-sized kite, he is able to ride the incredible heights, searching for sign of his father's spirit among the clouds. But Haoyou knows it is a dangerous pursuit, where the slightest mistake could bring him plummeting back to Earth.


  • Strong characterisation lends itself to drama activities
  • Rich language and vocabulary ideal for sentence level work
  • Bias and opinion feature in the alternating narratives
  • Cross-curricular links to History and Religious Studies
  • Ideal for independent reading or classroom study
  • Free Rollercoaster Resource Pack of teaching and learning resources

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