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The Land of Roar

Written by Jenny McLachlan & illustrated by Ben Mantle
Published by HarperCollins
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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

What Should I Know As a Parent

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

Monsters: This book contains a scarecrow villain, Crowky, in the Land of Roar that is portrayed in a few illustrations and that the children have to defeat.
Potty Humor: This book contains a couple of instances of potty language, like mentioning a child "weed" on the bed and saying a sibling smells like a toilet or cat poo.
Serious Subject Matter: This book mentions a grandfather's empty rum bottle memorabilia.
Language: This book contains a few instances of teasing and name calling between siblings, such as: "shut up," "loser," calling a sibling annoying, and siblings saying they hate each other.

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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Who Wrote The Land of Roar

Who Illustrated The Land of Roar

Ben Mantle

Ben was born in Leamington Spa in 1980, and developed a very early interest in things artistic, designing programme covers for school productions and even coming first in his local library colouring-in competition. From there he went on to study animation at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 2003.. He then gained valuable experience working on Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” before moving to Brighton to work as ‘Head of Animation’ in a media company, focusing on Character and Background design.

He was also part of the Animation team creating the BAFTA winning ‘Big and Small’ CBeebies website. Since 2008, Ben has been working as a Children’s Book Illustrator from his shared studio in Brighton and he also produces screen prints and digital artwork to exhibit. He illustrated ‘Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit’ which won the Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book prize 2013.

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