The Land of Roar
The Land of Roar

The Land of Roar

Written by Jenny McLachlan & illustrated by Ben Mantle
Book #1 in the The Land of Roar Series
8 - 12
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May 25, 2021
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What's The Land of Roar About

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Everyone remembers their secret imaginary world…but what if you discovered that yours was real? When Arthur and Rose were little, they were the heroes of Roar, a magical world they invented where the wildest creations of their imaginations roamed. Now that they’re eleven, Roar is just a distant memory. But it hasn’t forgotten them. When their grandfather is spirited away into Roar by the villain who still haunts their nightmares, Arthur and Rose must go back to the world they’d almost left behind. And when they get there, they discover that Grandad isn’t the only one who needs their help. This enchanting, action-packed novel is perfect for readers who’ve always dreamed of exploring Narnia and Neverland.–Booklist

What Kind of Book is The Land of Roar

Primarily about

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • The Land of Roar is full of the great imaginings of Arthur and Rose, and the story shares what different traits roar has from each sibling. If you were to think up an imaginary world that could become real, what would be some characteristics of your land that are true to your personality, likes, and dreams?
  • Arthur and Rose loved to "play Roar" when they were younger. What were some of your favorite things to do when you were smaller, and how did imagination play a part? How do you use your imagination today?


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Book Details

Publication Date
May 25, 2021
Page Count
Words Per Page
Middle Grade
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
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Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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