Jedi Academy Paperback – 4 Sep 2014
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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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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 the Hardcover edition.
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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 ›
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It is a present for my partner's Auntie who loves these books but I think it's mainly aimed at children.
WARNING SPOILERS ALERT!!!
Ok you can't not love this book. Roan is so hilarious. I dont know why but i love his ewok pilot comics and I just burst out laughing when they went on the field trip to Kashy… hang on. i just need to look up the spelling of this. Ok Kashyyk. It's not especially funny but it reminds me of myself.
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If ypu love star wars then you will absoloutely love it. My dad likes it and he's 44 so that proves that star wars lovers of all ages will devour this book. A lot of people can relate to Roan and his experiences and that adds to the charm of the book. So, thats my review done and by the way some of it is written in like a comic book if you know what i mean.
"I love the books because they are really exciting and you never know what is going to come next. Some pages are also really funny and roughly the same things happen with the character as with me in school (but I don't learn how to use the Force at school, which is sad because it seems more fun than writing Geography reports)."
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My 8 year old loves the story. A mixture of written story, diary, comic, amusing pictures. Sort of like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid - meets Darth Maul".Published 5 months ago by Jonny White
Read in a single day by my competing but reluctant grandson. FabulousPublished 6 months ago by lesley v humber
Great book for all star wars fans. My 8 year old has read it and re-read it several times.Published 6 months ago by Fmccusker
Very good book for young star wars fans. Good illustrations and story line. Kept my sons interest till the endPublished 6 months ago by Alison Hooper
Good book really like how almost everyone helps him fit in epart from Cyrus and Cronah there bullies. Read morePublished 7 months ago by DJD
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