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The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
Contributor(s): DiTerlizzi, Tony, McQuarrie, Ralph (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1484706684     ISBN-13: 9781484706688
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Pr
    OUR PRICE: $17.99  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: October 2014
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Annotation: A vibrantly illustrated picture book adaptation of the original Star Wars trilogy introduces a new generation of readers to the classic tale of good versus evil set in a galaxy far, far away. By a New York Times best-selling author. Movie tie-in. 125,000 first printing.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Science fiction.
Adventure and adventurers; Fiction.
Star Wars fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Science Fiction
- Juvenile Fiction | Media Tie-in
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2014041382
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Star Wars
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 12.25" W x 0.75" (1.60 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 189989
Reading Level: 5.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 1.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Spring)
Using the original "concept paintings" for the first three films (episodes four through six) to guide his faithful narrative, DiTerlizzi follows Luke Skywalker on his epic quest to "fulfill his destiny." As with all things Star Wars, young fans will be thrilled with this picture-book treatment, even if the striking illustrations are sometimes hard to interpret.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 January)

Gr 1–3—Back when Luke Skywalker's adventures were just words on a page, George Lucas worked with concept artist Ralph McQuarrie to create the signature look of the vast Star Wars universe. Now DiTerlizzi introduces the original Star Wars trilogy to a new generation with a picture book illustrated with stunning sketches and gouache paintings. True to its title, this retelling focuses on Luke's tale, relegating the other characters to supporting roles. It recounts the story of Luke's journey from farm boy to Jedi Knight. DiTerlizzi delved deep into the Lucasfilm archives to select artwork that perfectly captures the most memorable locales, from the wretched hive of Mos Eisley spaceport to the stark interiors of the Death Star. The layout allows McQuarrie's art to shine, alternating between small panels and large full page illustrations. DiTerlizzi's lively text condenses the saga into a brisk 64 pages without losing the iconic moments that have delighted generations of fans. Blasters, explosions, and light sabers abound, yet the violence is restrained compared to the movies. It is the ideal initiation for young Padawans taking their first steps into a larger world.—Tony Hirt, Hennepin County Library, MN

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