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Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Star Wars: Jedi Academy

by Jeffrey Brown

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Diary of the Wimpy Kids meets Star Wars. It works. ( )
  morbusiff | Sep 20, 2018 |
Aloud with W at his request, after he'd finished reading it alone.

Brown's pastiche an amusing mix of recognisable "away camp" and "new school" anxieties within the Star Wars universe. The story here leans on regular jokes and gags, but the overall impression is dramatic rather than comic. AA batteries in the lightsaber hilt, an aside regarding "Senator Blagotine" (Brown lives in Chicago), all while we learn about the anxieties and pressures put upon Roan as he negotiates his first extended time away from family and must rely upon himself, develop self-trust. Overall, it works. ( )
  elenchus | Sep 6, 2018 |
Awww. This is a backstory to Star Wars that many fans and non-fans can enjoy. Luke wants to be a pilot, but ends up in Jedi Academy instead, circa age 11. So, you know, Space Potter, kind of.

Fun stuff, and realistic about the difficulties of being away from home and in a new school.

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  Kaethe | Oct 16, 2016 |
c1. hardback
c.2 hardback
  TrinityDay | Feb 16, 2016 |
Diary of a Wimpy Kid in Space ( )
  lillibrary | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545505178, Hardcover)

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.

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"My whole life I planned on going to pilot school like the rest of my friends--then I got rejected! Along came a little green guy named Yoda who invited me to Jedi Academy. Now I'm at a school with aliens, robots, and lightsaber-wielding bullies who can lift things with their minds! How am I supposed to compete with that? As if starting middle school wasn't hard enough..." The story of Roan Novachez, Jedi Academy student, is told through comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings. This incredible, original story from author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school ... in a galaxy far, far away.

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