John Flanagan Author Event for Kids

12/12/2014 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles


John Flanagan

Author of The Ranger's Apprentice and The Brotherband Chronicles

Friday, December 12 at 7pm

John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia hoping to be a writer. It wasn’t until he wrote a highly uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency where he worked, however, that his talent was revealed. It turned out one of the company directors agreed with John’s assessment of the executive, and happily agreed to train John in copywriting.

After writing advertising copy for the next two decades, John teamed with an old friend to develop a television sitcom, Hey Dad!, which went on to air for eight years.

John Flanagan’s bestselling Ranger’s Apprentice adventure series originally comprised twenty short stories, which John wrote to encourage his twelve-year-old son, Michael, to enjoy reading. Michael was a small boy, and all his friends were bigger and stronger than 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.

The series has come a long way since then. Now sold to eighteen countries, the series has appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers List and is regularly shortlisted in children’s book awards in Australia and overseas.

John lives with his wife, Leonie, in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly. He is currently writing further titles in the Ranger’s Apprentice series and Brotherband Chronicles Series. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.

The price of admission to get in is the purchase of a book from {pages}.  We will have plenty on hand!  Please rsvp to let us know how many to expect.  Call 310-318-0900 or email us at



Scorpion Mountain (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780399163562
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel, 11/2014

The Royal Ranger (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780142427316
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin, 9/2014

Slaves of Socorro (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780399163555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel, 5/2014

ISBN-13: 9780142426647
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin, 6/2014

ISBN-13: 9780142421956
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin, 8/2013

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