John Flanagan

Who He Is

John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia hoping to be a writer. After a successful career in advertising, he found his opportunity: he teamed up with an old friend to develop one of the only television programs produced locally in Australia at the time, Hey Dad! Also around that time, John began writing an epic fantasy for his son, Michael, in order to encourage him to read. The story would eventually become The Ruins of Gorlan, the first book of the Ranger's Apprentice series. John lives in Australia with his wife and son.

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What He Writes

John Flanagan writes the fast-paced adventure series, Ranger's Apprentice, perfect for young readers aged ten and up.

Why Boys Like Him

Boys like Ranger's Apprentice because of the fast-paced action and battle scenes, bits of unexpected, laugh-out-loud humor, and spine-chilling surprises. The epic nature of the plot has kept readers on the edges of their seats waiting for each new installment, so they can learn what happens next to Will, Halt, Horace, and all their friends.

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John Flanagan's Books

Ranger's Apprentice
Ages 10 up

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