The Land of Roar

Believing is just the beginning . . .

When Arthur and Rose were little, they were heroes in the Land of Roar, an imaginary world that they found by climbing through the folding bed in their grandad’s attic.

Roar was filled with things they loved – dragons, mermaids, ninja wizards and adventure – as well as things that scared them (including a very creepy scarecrow. . .)

Now the twins are eleven, Roar is just a memory. But when they help Grandad clean out the attic, Arthur is horrified as Grandad is pulled into the folding bed and vanishes. Is he playing a joke? Or is Roar . . . real?

‘A vividly imagined adventure, […] full of heart, humour and a terrifying villain’ Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

‘This is proof, not that it’s needed, that Jenny McLachlan is a writer of enormous heart and versatility. I’m a really big fan’ Phil Earle, award-winning author of Being Billy and co-author of Get Me Out of Here! with Andy McNab

‘Roar is an exhilarating, hilarious, vividly drawn tribute to the power of the childhood imagination, the love of family and the magic we risk losing as we grow up. If you plan to visit one new place in 2019, make it Roar’ Sarah Driver, author of The Huntress trilogy

Beautifully illustrated throughout by Ben Mantle.

2 comments

  1. Any guidance as to the age range of children who would enjoy having it read to them please? My 6 year old grandson loved having the Harry Potter books being read to him – would he like this do you think?

    1. Hi if your grandson enjoyed Harry Potter being read to him then I think he would enjoy The Land of Roar. It’s recommended for ages 8-12, but my daughter enjoyed it being read to her when she was seven. It has a some scary scarecrows in it, but nothing compared to the Death Eaters! The two main characters are eleven years old. I hope this helps.

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