The Battle for Roar (Paperback)

The Battle for Roar By Jenny McLachlan, Ben Mantle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jenny McLachlan, Ben Mantle (Illustrator)
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The final book in the thrilling trilogy about a set of twins who journey back into the imaginary land they created as children. Perfect for readers who dream of exploring Narnia and Neverland, this heartwarming and gorgeously illustrated story with a classic feel takes readers on an adventure through a vivid and lush imaginary world. A bestseller in the UK!

Arthur and Rose Trout are the heroes of Roar, a magical world they created together when they were little, where anything they imagine can become real.

Roar is filled with incredible wonders from their own imaginations. Arthur and Rose are looking forward to exploring beyond the End of Roar, an as-yet unexplored part of the world. When they arrive, they’re greeted by some long-forgotten fairies who are very excited to see them. Maybe too excited…

Facing down a new nemesis, Arthur and Rose must team up with friends old and new to save both Roar and the real world beyond it from total destruction.

About the Author

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

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…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063249158
ISBN-10: 0063249154
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English