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The Outcasts  : Brotherband Series : Book 1 - John Flanagan

The Outcasts

Brotherband Series : Book 1

Paperback

Published: 1st November 2011
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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CBCA's Notable Australian Children's Books for Younger Readers 2012

Book Description

John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a 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 called brotherbands and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship, weapons and battle tactics. It's brotherband against brotherband, fighting it out in a series of challenges. There can be only one winner.

When Hal Mikkelson finds himself the unwilling leader of a brotherband made up of outcasts, he must step up to the challenge. The Heron brotherband might not have the strength and numbers of the other two teams, but with inventiveness, ingenuity and courage on their side, they might just surprise everyone.

About the Author

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. The series has come a long way since then. Now sold to more than twenty countries, the series regularly appears on the NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller List and has been shortlisted in children's book awards in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife, Leonie, in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly. He is currently writing further titles in the RANGER'S APPRENTICE series.

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4.9

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Pros

  • Well written (7)
  • Deserves multiple readings (6)
  • Easy to understand (6)
  • Inspirational (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger readers (7)
    • Gift (4)
    • Older readers (3)
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    5.0

    Fabulous for teens (and adults!)

    By Hoods

    from Eden NSW

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Outcasts:

      I bought the Flanagan Brotherband set for my teenaged grandchildren. My 14yo grandson devoured them over a weekend and his sister read them over the coming week. Neither of them could put the books down - they found them exciting, fast-paced and pleasurable to read. My granddaughter is somewhat of a writer, and she loved Flanagan's style. The kids say they would recommend the books to anyone, saying also that they would encourage an unentusiastic reader to read!!

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      5.0

      An amazing book on Vickings & Pirates

      By Lizardboy

      from Brisvegas

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      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Well Written

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        Comments about The Outcasts:

        Action packed read for young kids who love to exercise our imaginations and become immersed in a world of vikings and pirates.

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        5.0

        Brilliant Book

        By Minimbah Bookworms

        from North Coast NSW, AU

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about The Outcasts:

          Another brilliant John Flanagan book. We all love them.

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          5.0

          Fantastic

          By Happy Reader

          from Sydney, AU

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Inspirational
          • Well Written

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            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Travel Reading
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about The Outcasts:

            The BrotherBand series is every bit as good as the Rangers Apprentice Series. Our whole family is thoroughly enjoying it. It is very inspiring for young boys in particular. It is good to see strong male role models for teenage boys in modern literature. The men and boys in these books have their heart in the right place, show morals and intelligence. They can also appreciate their own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of others. They usually grow and learn as the books progress - teamwork is a strong theme. It is excellent and highly recommended.

            Service and delivery comments:

            very good.

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            5.0

            Great reading

            By bookworm

            from regional victoria

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            • Well Written

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              Comments about The Outcasts:

              The second in this series continues to captivate and leaves the reader wanting more. Cant wait for the third book to hit the shelves.

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              4.0

              Loved it

              By Rob

              from Woollahra NSW Australia

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Understand
              • Inspirational
              • Well Written

              Cons

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                • Younger Readers

                Comments about The Outcasts:

                Sophisticated and exciting youth-oriented adventure story.

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                5.0

                Love this book

                By Sprite

                from Australia

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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Understand
                • Well Written

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                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about The Outcasts:

                  Great book. A good follow on from the last series. couldn't put it down.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Prompt delivery as always. Product arrived in good condition. Great company to deal with.

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                  John Flanagan

                  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. The series has come a long way since then.

                  Now sold to more than twenty countries, the series regularly appears on the New York Times Bestseller List and has been shortlisted in children's book awards in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife, Leonie, in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly. He is currently writing further titles in the Ranger’s Apprentice series.

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                  ISBN: 9781741664492
                  ISBN-10: 1741664497
                  Series: Brotherband
                  Audience: Children
                  For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
                  For Grades: 3 - 6
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 464
                  Published: 1st November 2011
                  Publisher: Random House Australia
                  Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2  x 2.9
                  Weight (kg): 0.32