TeenLit Book Reviews

October 2000

Star Wars Packet

The packet of “Star Wars, Attack of the Clones” includes four books: An Attack of the Clones Movie Storybook, The Stars of Star Wars book, a children’s book on the adventures of Anakin, and a Jedi training and trials book ( which also includes a lightasber pen). The Movie Storybook, written by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines- Stephens, is based on the story by George Lucas. It starts by the reunion of Padmé, the former Queen of Naboo, and Anakin, the future Darth Vader. This book concentrates mainly on the love story between Anakin and Padmé, and it is meant for a young audience, having a simple plot and story. It is appropriate for only Star Wars fans. From a scale of 1-4 (4 being the best), this book would fall under the category of 2. The book on the stars of Star Wars might appeal to someone who takes an interest on actors and actresses. This book includes information of Hayden Christensen (actor who plays Anakin), Natalie Portman (actress who plays Padmé) and Ewan McGregor (actor who plays Obi- Wan) and other stars of Star Wars. It also includes information on the costumes in Star Wars. The other two books (Anakin Apprentice, and Jedi Training and Trials Quiz book) are relatively simple books meant for children 6-8. These two books include pictures and text. Overall, I recommend that only Star Wars fans read this book.
Reviewed by Christine. Grade: ----- in Palo Alto, - Link directly to entry

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