Jenny McLachlan is the author of several acclaimed teen and middle grade novels. Before Jenny became a writer, she taught English in secondary school. She now loves visiting schools as an author and delivering funny and inspiring talks and workshops. When Jenny isn’t thinking about writing stories, she enjoys living by the seaside, cycling and running over the South Downs.
The new middle-grade fantasy that will make you believe in magic! When Arthur and Rose were little, they were heroes in the Land of Roar, an imaginary world that they found by climbing through the folding bed in their grandad’s attic. Roar was filled with things they loved – dragons, mermaids, ninja wizards and adventure – as well as things that scared them (including a very creepy scarecrow. . .) Now the twins are eleven, Roar is just a memory. But when they help Grandad clean out the attic, Arthur is horrified as Grandad is pulled into the folding bed and vanishes. Is he playing a joke? Or is Roar . . . real? ‘The Land of Roar’ is reminiscent of ‘Peter Pan’, ‘The Neverending Story’ and ‘Jumanji’ – perfect for readers of ‘Nevermoor’ and ‘Wizards of Once’.
‘A vividly imagined adventure, […] full of heart, humour and a terrifying villain’ – The Bookseller
‘Roar is an exhilarating, hilarious, vividly drawn tribute to the power of the childhood imagination, the love of family and the magic we risk losing as we grow up. If you plan to visit one new place in 2019, make it Roar’ – Sarah Driver, author of ‘The Huntress’ trilogy
‘This funny, captivating story is filled with the painful pangs of growing up and the transporting qualities of imagination’- The Guardian