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Jedi Academy Hardcover – 5 Sep 2013
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I loved this book and will definitely be looking out for more by the same author. The idea is fresh and original and the potential for further stories in the series is unlimited. I'm very excited to see what comes next --The Bookbag
About the Author
Jeffrey Brown is the bestselling author/illustrator of "Darth Vader and Son" and "Vader's Little Princess," both which imagine what it would have been like if Darth Vader had raised a young Luke and Leia.Jeffrey is a lifelong "Star Wars" fan, but despite his best efforts, has been unable to use the Force. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Jennifer, and his two sons. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
A really enjoyable and attractive little book. Highly recommended.
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Mr. Brown has taken practically every important aspect of the Star Wars canon, written it in a style that would be interesting for and accessible to an early reader, illustrated it with very clever and apt illustrations, and wrapped it all up as a "school days" adventure that features a realistic and engaging hero.
Roan is crushed when he is denied admission to Star Pilot Academy, and then confused and intimidated when he later receives an invitation to attend the more prestigious but less well known Jedi Academy. The other students at the Academy were tapped when they were much younger, so Roan has to adjust as the new kid and the latecomer. The story embraces all of the conventions of middle school fiction - Roan makes friends and enemies, encounters bullies, has some scary teachers and some teachers he really likes, deals with homesickness and adjusting to school. There is some budding romance. There are some intrigues, and lots of school based events, (a dance, a light saber tournament, a science fair, field trips, an election).
The genius here is that everything is based on Star Wars. Yoda is basically the headmaster of the Academy. The teachers are characters from the various movies. Field trips are to the sites of Star Wars episodes. Students all come from worlds whose names you recognize. Our hero, Roan, is from Tatooine and is basically a stand-in for a Luke Skywalker type character. There are lots of inside jokes and references, so that you have both an engaging story that is open to a Star Wars newbie and an immersive and sly Star Wars compendium for really rabid fans.Read more ›
But life as a padawan isn't easy. His teachers are weird (especially Master Yoda, who talks funny) and he's bullied by his classmates Cronah and Cyrus because he can't use the Force to even lift a book. It's a struggle for Roan to get through the year and even though the lightsabers are cool, he still really wishes that he was at Pilot Academy ...
Jeffrey Brown's licenced Star Wars graphic novel is a cute spin off set 200 years before Star Wars and perfect for readers aged 8+. Told in a mix of journal entries and comic panels, Roan's a sweet natured protagonist, very creative but uncertain about his Jedi abilities and concerned by his inability to make friends. I could have done without the budding romance with Gaiana but his friendship with Pasha is well depicted and I absolutely loved Yoda and the Wookie P.E. teacher Kitmum. There are some in jokes for older Star Wars fans and the Ewok Pilot comic strip will entertain younger readers. All in all, it's a charming read and I'd love to read the next one.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read. Entertaining. Kids loved the story and accompanying pictures.Published 5 months ago by PingPing
This is so brilliant i cant even explain it.
WARNING SPOILERS ALERT!!!
Ok you can't not love this book. Roan is so hilarious. Read more
My 8 year old loves these books. This is what he has to say about it:
"I love the books because they are really exciting and you never know what is going to come... Read more
I love these!! They're just brilliant... even if you're only remotely into Star Wars. I have a number of Jeffrey Brown books... all well told, well illustrated... Read morePublished 15 months ago by MisterMR