Flanagan, John

A picture of John Flanagan, the author of the Ranger's Apprentice series.

John Flanagan is the author of the Ranger's Apprentice series. The series originally comprised twenty short stories, which John wrote to encourage his twelve-year-old son, Michael Flanagan, to enjoy reading.


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


John Flanagan

John Flanagan

John Flanagan grew up in Clovelly, Sydney. He worked in advertising for many years (including working for the formidable Julius Sumner Miller on a series of TV commercials) before moving into TV, where he worked as head writer on Hey Dad! for all 291 episodes.

John lives with his wife, Leonie, in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly. He is currently writing further titles in the for his new series of books: The Brotherband Chronicles.


Ranger's ApprenticeEdit

Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years Edit

Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger Edit

The Brotherband ChroniclesEdit

Jesse Parker MysteryEdit

  • Storm Peaks (2009)
  • Avalanche Pass (2012)

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