Get your child hooked on reading as they meet Star Wars' Luke Skywalker and learn all about his amazing story. Designed to engage even the most reluctant reader, this action-packed "Star Wars Reader" is all about your child's favourite hero, Luke Skywalker. Watch as your child meets Luke and joins him on his amazing adventures as he teams up with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3P0 and R2-D2 and journeys to the Death Star to confront Darth Vader and rescue Princess Leia. Filled with amazing pictures from Star Wars, it's an out-of-this-world read. And don't forget, there's a galaxy-full of "DK Star Wars" books to collect.
Simon Beecroft is the New York Times bestselling author of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary as well as many other Star Wars titles for children, including Star Wars The Clone Wars: Watch Out For Jabba the Hutt, Star Wars: Luke Skywalker's Amazing Story, and Star Wars: Beware the Dark Side. He has also written books on subjects as diverse as dinosaurs, extreme weather, future technology, Nelson Mandela, Power Rangers, and the Fantastic Four.
As the title indicates, this book is an examination of Luke Skywalker. The focus is on Skywalker during "A New Hope." Starting out, his home life with Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen is described. In time, the adventure begins and young Skywalker comes across R2-D2, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo and Yoda. The story of Luke Skywalker would be incomplete without a conversation about his father. The book explores the complicated relationship between young Skywalker and Anakin/Darth Vader. Simon Beecroft's writing is good for most second graders. The author employed a clever narrative device. Many of the pages leave off with an ellipsis that prompts the reader to guess the name of a new character and then turn the page to verify the answer. This interactive quality strongly lends itself to read-alouds. The illustrations are attractive as they were all lifted from the films or pulled from the Lucas archives. While the emphasis is on the time period during "A New Hope," the scope actually covers the entire saga.
My little 6 year old Jedi knight loves to read this book by himself. I think he learnt it from memory first as we read so many times! Excellent reader style book for those first starting to read. The story line covers Luke's life, mostly Episode 4 but with a couple of pages for Yoda and Darth turning into a good guy! The story line is trimmed down to suit the target audience - the book does not include much in the way of battles. I get tired of Star Wars but my little ones seem to have a never ending appetite, and this is a book they are always willing to read!
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