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Star Wars: Jedi Academy

Star Wars: Jedi Academy

Series: Star Wars: Jedi Academy (Book #1)
by Jeffrey Brown Illustrated by Jeffrey Brown
New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown takes readers to a middle school in a galaxy far, far away....

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school--all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings. The setting? A galaxy far, far away...

Roan's one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy--a school that he didn't apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now...

This inventive novel follows Roan's first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too--like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
GN650L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
R
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
160
Genre
Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Media Tie-Ins, Science Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Jeffrey Brown Jeffrey Brown is a comic book writer and artist from Michigan, who wrote "Darth Vader and Son" in 2012, and its sequel "Vader's Little Princess" in 2013. He is also the author of "Star Wars: Jedi Academy."
Jeffrey Brown Jeffrey Brown is a comic book writer and artist from Michigan, who wrote "Darth Vader and Son" in 2012, and its sequel "Vader's Little Princess" in 2013. He is also the author of "Star Wars: Jedi Academy."

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