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Return to Roar

Jenny McLachlan

The imaginary world they created has been waiting for them to come back.

Twins Arthur and Rose created the magical world of Roar when they were very young, and until recently, they'd all but forgotten it exists. But when the villain who still haunts their nightmares kidnaps their grandfather, Roar becomes part of their lives again.

When the twins go back to Roar for their first visit after rescuing Granddad, they soon discover there's no time to explore--Crowky, the villain, is poised to destroy their world, using a weapon that brings their deepest fears to life. Arthur and Rose must use all their courage and travel to the End of Roar to confront Crowky and save the world they built.

This enchanting, action-packed novel is the sequel to The Land of Roar, a bestseller in the UK, and is perfect for readers who've always dreamed of exploring Narnia and Neverland.

Book Details

  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: Jun 28th, 2022
  • Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.20in - 5.30in - 1.10in - 0.50lb
  • EAN: 9780062982759
  • Recommended age: 08-12
  • Categories: Fantasy & MagicAction & Adventure - GeneralFamily - Siblings

About the Author

McLachlan, Jenny: -

Jenny McLachlan is the author of several acclaimed novels for children and teens. Before she became a writer, she was an English teacher. When she isn't thinking about or writing stories, she enjoys living by the seaside, cycling, and running over the South Downs. Visit her at

Mantle, Ben: -

Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library coloring-in competition. He went on to study animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design before working as an animator. Ben has illustrated a number of children's books including Rudey's Windy Christmas and Callum's Incredible Construction Kit, which won the 2013 Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award. He is also the creator of the award-winning The Best Birthday Present Ever! and The Best Christmas Present Ever!. Ben lives and works in Brighton.

Praise for this book

Praise for The Land of Roar: "McLachlan does an excellent job of establishing the sibling tension before introducing the fantasy elements, and Rose's desire to grow up and fit in feels as familiar and accessible as Arthur's yearning to remain a child. This narrative's sheer inventiveness marks it as distinct. The text and Mantle's illustrations go wild with creativity. A sweet adventure and a paean to imagination and childhood innocence." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Mantle's whimsical black-and-white illustrations enhance this playful, Peter Pan-like tale of sibling rivalry and affection. A series starter with heart." -- Booklist