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So you want to be a Jedi?
on 10 December 2011
Great motivation for reluctant readers, (often boys) who love Star Wars and hang around the book corner for ages, without finding a book that's written for them.
This one gives interesting information about the Jedi order. All the why's and wherefore's of being a Jedi. It also suits boys who just want to know about 'stuff', like what exactly is a Jedi Holo projector anyway? And what other amazing devices do they keep stashed in that belt of theirs? If you want to know about the rules for Jedi and their training this is great. It is not just a book about Luke as the picture suggests. It explains a thing or two about Sith as well. Use the force young Padawan!
The books are smaller than the average book size, but more bite sized. Having said that; the level 3 readers are really good value - as they contain a fair amount of text on each page, at least one or two good sized paragraphs and lots of longer words. If you are reading it at bed time it will take a fair amount of time!
Illustrated on each page with stills from the films (always a good page turner for boys developing reading stamina). It is not a story/narrative as such - more written in the style of an information book. It has a glossary at the back and call out boxes with additional bite sized details. It also suits children with learning difficulties ASD, dyslexia and plain old reluctant readers, as the text is straight forward and easy to understand. We find the DK level 1 and 2 great for our ASD boy aged 5. Level 3 would probably suit an average to above average young Star Wars fan.