Brand: Puffin Books

Product Code: 9780142406632

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Brief Description:
Originally published: Australia: Random House Australia Children's Books, 2005.


Brief Description:
When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.


Biographical Note:
John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. John began writing Ranger's Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series and its spinoff, Brotherband Chronicles. He currently lives in the suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.



Marc Notes:
Originally published: Australia: Random House Australia Children's Books, 2005.;When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.;Ages 10 up--P. [4] of cover.


Review Quotes:
"The last few years have seen the publication of many fantasies, but few have the appeal of this original story. Rather than creating a host of strange creatures and magical powers, Flanigan concentrates on character, offering readers a young protagonist they will care about and relationships that develop believably over time.Readers will look forward to the next adventure in The Ruins of Gorlan series." -Booklist, starred review


Publisher Marketing:
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone!

They have always scared him in the past--the Rangers, with their dark cloaksand shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . .

Here is the fantasy adventure that launched the Ranger's Apprentice series, an epic story of heroes and villains that has become an international phenomenon. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, T.H. White's The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini's Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire series.


Review Citations:
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780142406632, Paperback)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780142406632, Paperback)
  • School Library Journal 10/01/2006 pg. 73 (EAN 9781419393990, Compact Disc)
  • Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2006 pg. 740 (EAN 9781419393990, Compact Disc)
  • Kliatt 01/01/2007 pg. 47 (EAN 9781419393990, Compact Disc) - *Starred Review
  • Kirkus Review - Children 05/15/2005 pg. 588 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover)
  • Ingram Children's Advance 07/01/2005 pg. 57 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover)
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2005 pg. 436 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 06/01/2005 pg. 1796 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • School Library Journal 06/01/2005 pg. 158 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2005 pg. 314 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover)
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2005 pg. 411 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover)
  • ALA Recmd for Reluctant YA's 03/01/2006 pg. 33 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 10/03/2005 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780399244544, Hardcover)