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Review – Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan!

December 13, 2014

Jedi Academy

It’s time for Roan to return to Jedi Academy for his second year of Jedi training. He’s really excited about it because he’ll learn to pilot starfighters this year.  Since last year ended on a high note, Roan is sure this year will be a breeze.  Things didn’t start out that way – in his classes or with his friends – but Roan learns a lot along the way, especially

A friend isn’t just someone you can count on . . . it’s someone who can count on you!

Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan! by Jeffrey Brown is the perfect graphic novel for young Star Wars fans.  I didn’t realize this when I read it but it’s actually the second book in the series.  I thought it stood alone just fine, though, and enjoyed it very much.

Middle grade readers will enjoy the Star Wars references and familiar characters (like Yoda) and learn something along the way as Roan navigates the world of school and friendship.  I thought the story and its lessons were terrific and very much enjoyed the illustrations as well.  Be sure to check out this series if you’re looking for a gift for a young Star Wars fans – they won’t be disappointed!

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site tomorrow.

Review copy provided by Scholastic. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 13, 2014 6:57 am

    Just amazing the staying power of Star Wars!

  2. December 13, 2014 7:46 am

    Star Wars!! Looks like a good book. I’ll have to check out the first in the series too.

  3. December 13, 2014 1:13 pm

    I laughed when I seen your post title! YAY for Jedi’s!

  4. Patty permalink
    December 13, 2014 6:08 pm

    It looks like a fun middle grader book!

  5. December 13, 2014 8:33 pm

    Kathy, this does seem like a fun and enjoyable book for middle schoolers. Terrific review!

  6. December 15, 2014 1:41 am

    Sounds like a fun read for Star Wars fans!

  7. December 15, 2014 9:19 am

    This sounds so fun!

  8. bookingmama permalink
    December 15, 2014 11:00 am

    I can’t remember if Booking Son read this one or not! I’ll have to check with him. He really enjoyed the first one in the series.

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