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So You Want to Be A Jedi?
Contributor(s): Gidwitz, Adam, McQuarrie, Ralph (Illustrator), Johnston, Joe (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1484709144     ISBN-13: 9781484709146
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Pr
    OUR PRICE: $16.19  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: September 2015
Annotation: An illustrated, middle-grade adaptation of the second original Star Wars film depicts its classic themes of good versus evil in a narrative style designed to introduce a new generation of fans to the blockbuster franchise. Movie tie-in.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Science fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Science Fiction
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Media Tie-in
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2015033535
Lexile Measure: 570
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 6.50" W x 1.00" (1.24 lbs) 310 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 176521
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 5.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring)
These adaptations--published in advance of the 2015 release of the seventh Star Wars movie--assume readers are familiar with the franchise and the plots of the original trilogy. The authors bring their own unique, fresh takes to elements not explained or mentioned in the movies. The novels include black-and-white halftone illustrations and full-color section-opening paintings by Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston. [Review covers these Star Wars titles: Return of the Jedi, A New Hope, and The Empire Strikes Back.]

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

Gr 5 Up—In this adventure, readers take on the persona of Luke Skywalker. Following the events of the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back, readers fight in the Battle of Hoth, get frostbite, meet Yoda, battle against Darth Vader, and save Leia and Chewbacca. At the end of each chapter is a hands-on exercise for readers to try and harness the energy of the Force. Illustrations, both interspersed throughout the text and full-page spreads at the beginning of each part, are well done and reminiscent of the original characters and scenes. The plot is true to the original movie while offering a new and unique perspective. The narrative style, told throughout in the second person, may prove difficult for some but also serves to lighten the mood and draw in more reluctant readers. Lessons provided are fun and will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to be a Jedi. VERDICT Hand this to "Star Wars" fans as well as lovers of space-based science fiction.—Kira Moody, Whitmore Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT

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