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John Flanagan - Author

John Flanagan began his working life in advertising before moving to freelance writing and script editing. He has written TV jingles and comedy-drama for television, and is one of Australia's more prolific TV writers. John wrote the first book in The Ranger's Apprentice series to encourage his twelve-year-old son to enjoy reading. Michael was a small boy, and all his friends were bigger and stronger that he was. John wanted to show him that reading was fun, and heroes weren't necessarily big and muscular. Now in his mid-twenties, Michael is six feet tall, broad-shouldered and powerful - but he still loves The Ranger's Apprentice. John lives in the beachside Sydney suburb of Manly.

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Brotherband: The Outcasts Book One
John Flanagan
This is the first in a fast-paced action adventure series that grips from the very first page. Set on the high seas teams of boys must triumph over adversity if they are going to win the ultimate race of becoming...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Ranger's Apprentice 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
John Flanagan
Will, the ranger's apprentice owes it to his friend to find him. Horace went missing months ago when he was sent on a military mission. With his friends Alyss and Evanlyn, Will eventually finds him in Nihon-Ja where the rightful...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2011
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Ranger's Apprentice 1 & 2 The Ruins of Gorlan & The Burning Bridge
John Flanagan
A terrific series to get boys reading. This book is a bind-up of the first and the second in the Ranger's Apprentice series - perfect for boys aged 8+ with plenty more titles in the series to keep them reading.
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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