Looking for suggestions akin to John Flanagan's Ranger Apprentice Series

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Looking for suggestions akin to John Flanagan's Ranger Apprentice Series

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Modifié : Mar 21, 2014, 1:27am


My 10-yo grandson discovered the Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan series and is hooked. He finished all the books in the series and is now reading Book #2 of the BrotherBand spinoff series. I put in requests and make runs to the library quite often as he devours the books. I want to encourage his love of reading. Can anyone suggest anything age-appropriate in the same vein? He has read some of the Gary Paulsen & Jean Craighead George adventure books, and some of the Indian in the Cupboard series, but nothing has riveted him like this series for some reason. He also enjoys the humorous dialogue. Thanks!

Modifié : Mar 21, 2014, 4:14am

Would the Rick Riordan Percy Jackson books be of interest to him? Another author popular with the boys I know is Anthony Horowitz - there's his Alex Rider series which starts with Stormbreaker but also titles in the Diamond Brothers series like The Falcon's Malteser and Public Enemy Number Two. I haven't read these myself but they do seem to be popular.

ETA - David Walliams and Andy Stanton are two other popular authors - although the latter may be aimed just a little young - 10 seems to be when they start to grow past the Mr Gum books

Mar 21, 2014, 10:18am

My preteen boys (students) loved the Hank the Cowdog series by John R. Erickson. And there are quite a lot of them.

Hank (the narrator) is Head of Ranch Security. He is a dimwit, with supreme confidence in his own abilities and a sidekick named Digger. Digger often apologetically offers solutions to various mysteries (which, of course, are correct), but Hank usually dismisses them and goes blindly and hilariously on his own way, leaving destruction in his path and somehow stumbling on the answer. Funny. Great dialogue.

Mar 22, 2014, 12:07am

Thank you both!

Avr 22, 2014, 4:24pm

A little late to the party, but how about Eoin Colfer's series of Artemis Fowl books?

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The Falcon's Malteser? Your eye registers that there's something not quite right, while your brain is still saying "Nothing to see. Move along". Other titles in the series: South By Southeast, The Blurred Man, The French Confection. It sounds like something out of BBC Radio 4's "I'm sorry I haven't a clue"! Hilarious.