|By (author):||Brown, Jeffrey|
|Series:||Star Wars Jedi Academy|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories|
|Size:||8.57in x 5.73in x 0.75in|
|From The Publisher*||Author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns with the highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times Bestseller Star Wars: Jedi Academy! |
It's time to return to middle school in a galaxy far, far away . . . .
After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. He couldn't have been more wrong. Roan feels like he's drifting apart from his friends, and it's only made worse when Roan discovers he's not the amazing pilot he thought he'd be. When the school bullies take him under their wing, he decides they aren't so bad after all - or are they?
This year, Roan will have to face alien poetry tests, menacing robots, food fights, flight simulation class, online bullies, more lightsaber duels, and worst of all . . . a girl who is mad at him.
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, sketches, e-mails, and more.
|Review Quote*||Praise for Star Wars: Jedi Academy: |
A New York Times Bestseller
* "With its mix of comics and text, it will appeal to fans of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants hybrid books. On a deeper level, this book tackles serious issues like failure, bullying, friendship, determination, and starting a new school in a fun and funny way." -Booklist, starred review
"Brown combines Star Wars excitement with real-life kid problems to make a fresh, inspiring, and humorous take on the franchise." -School Library Journal
"Even the most critical Star Wars fans will give Lucasfilm points for licensing this subversive graphic novel." -Kirkus
"Best-selling Brown's naive, sketchy black-and-white illustrations are the perfect match for this journal-style comics hybrid, sure to appeal to fans of Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid series." -Booklist
"I really enjoyed this book because it displays all the troubles and excitement a child and their friends face during middle school. It also references the characters, adventure themes, planet, and technologies in the actual Star Wars movies." -Owl Magazine Blog
"Brown has taken his skill for making the day-to-day of a science fiction universe entertaining, and has expanded it on a wider scale. Old and new fans of George Lucas' creation will find something fun in Star Wars: Jedi Academy." -The-Trades.com
|Biographical Note||JEFFREY BROWN is an Eisner Award winner and New York Times Bestselling author/illustrator of Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess, both imagining what it would have been like if Darth Vader had raised a young Luke and Leia. Jeffrey has created dozens of graphic memoirs, humorous parodies, and cat books. He is also 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.|