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  • Published: 1 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781741664492
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $23.00

Brotherband 1: The Outcasts




John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, createsa world of seafaring adventures, treacherous pirates and epic battles in Brotherband.

In Skandia, there is only one way to become a warrior. Boys are chosen for teams calledbrotherbands and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship, weaponsand battle tactics. It's brotherband against brotherband, fighting it out in a series ofchallenges. There can be only one winner.When Hal Mikkelson finds himself the unwilling leader of a brotherband made up ofoutcasts, he must step up to the challenge. The Heron brotherband might not have thestrength and numbers of the other two teams, but with inventiveness, ingenuity and courageon their side, they might just surprise everyone.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781741664492
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $23.00

About the Author

John Flanagan

John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband adventure series have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. His books are available in more than one hundred countries, are regularly on the New York Times bestseller list, and have had multiple award shortlistings and wins in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife in a Sydney beachside suburb.

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Awards & Recognition

  • WA Premier's Book Awards

    Shortlisted • 2011 • Children's Books

  • Aurealis Awards

    Shortlisted • 2012 • Best Children's Fiction

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Shortlisted • 2012 • Book of the Year for Older Children

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2012 • Older Readers

  • Inky Awards

    Longlisted • 2012 • Gold Inky Award for an Australian Book

  • Queensland Literary Awards

    Shortlisted • 2012 • Children's Book

  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Older Readers


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