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STUNNING NEW LOOK for the New York Times and Australian bestselling series about Will and his friends from Castle Redmont

Will is small for his age, but agile and energetic. All his life, he has dreamed of becoming a great knight like the father he never knew, so he is devastated when he is rejected as an apprentice to Castle Redmont's Battleschool. Instead he is apprenticed to Halt, the mysterious Ranger whose uncanny ability to move unseen is thought to be the result of black magic. Reluctantly, Will learns to use a Ranger’s secret weapons: a bow and arrow, a mottled cloak and a stubborn little pony. It may not be the sword and battlehorse he longs for, but when Will and Halt set out on a desperate mission to prevent the assassination of the King, Will finds that a Ranger’s weapons are not so useless after all . . .

Reviews

* Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2005

* Finalist, 2004 Aurealis Award for Children's Novel - Long Fiction

* Longlisted, Ottakar's Children's Book Prize 2006-2007, UK

* 'Unstoppable action and riveting reading.' Good Reading

* 'Readers from ten to fifteen years will find much to enjoy in this fantasy adventure: action, intrigue or identification with the small hero. Reluctant readers in secondary school can be reassured that this book is for them, as Will is fifteen years old.' Viewpoint

* 'Up there with young Harry Potter' Manly Daily

* 'A colourful and rousing story of heroism and friendship.' Limelight

* 'This book was so good I couldn't put it down … John Flanagan really kept me on edge.' Robere, age 12, Random House Book Buddies club

* 'Very enjoyable and thoroughly captivating’ Christopher, age 12, Random House Book Buddies Club

* 'To John Flanagan, I just finished your book THE RANGER'S APPRENTICE and it was awesome!' Edward, age 12, Random House Book Buddies Club

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864719048

    September 1, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $23.00

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  • EBook

    9781864715002

    May 1, 2010

    RHA eBooks Child

    288 pages

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    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
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Awards and Recognition

  • Aurealis Award
    2004
    Finalist
    Children’s Novels

Also by John Flanagan

Brotherband 7: The Caldera
Ranger's Apprentice 2: The Burning Bridge
Ranger's Apprentice 3: The Icebound Land
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 2: The Battle of Hackham Heath
Ranger's Apprentice 4: Oakleaf Bearers
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 1: The Tournament at Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 5: Sorcerer In The North
Ranger's Apprentice 7: Erak's Ransom
Ranger's Apprentice 11: The Lost Stories
Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger
Brotherband 1: The Outcasts
Ranger's Apprentice 10: The Emperor Of Nihon-Ja
Ranger's Apprentice 8: The Kings of Clonmel
Ranger's Apprentice 6: The Siege Of Macindaw
Ranger's Apprentice 9: Halt's Peril
Brotherband 6: The Ghostfaces
Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 2: The Red Fox Clan
The Grey Raider
Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain
Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro
Brotherband 3: The Hunters
Brotherband 2: The Invaders

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A Wrinkle In Time
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