The Land of Roar
Jenny McLachlan, illustrated by Ben Mantle
The day that Rose does not include Arthur, her twin, on her list of preferred classmates breaks Arthur’s heart. He will not show it, however, just as he does not show how her liking of older, cooler friends, and dismissal of his ‘nonsense’ diminishes him. However, when Rose denies ‘The Land of Roar’, Arthur is perturbed. How can she not remember Win, or Mitch the mermaid? She laughs at his memories of dragons and crows, and especially Arthur’s memory of Crowky, his half crow/ scarecrow nightmare. Furthermore, Rose denies Pegasus, her mighty horse, whom she bewitched with stingy tail hair.
Therefore, what is Arthur to do when Grandad enters ‘The Land of Roar’? It seems like only Arthur believes in this magical land’s existence. How can Arthur, an under confident boy face off Crowky, lead the ‘imaginary’ Win, and track down Grandad before Crowky stuffs him? This award-winning story starts a thrilling trilogy, followed by Return to Roar. Bookwagon loves and recommends this series highly to readers of all ages!
Winner of the West Sussex School Library Service Award