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Star Wars

Jedi Academy

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Author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown takes readers to a middle school in a galaxy far, far away.... Also, a NY Times Bestseller!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.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780545505178
0545505178
Branch Call Number: J Brown
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations.
Alternative Title: Jedi Academy

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For Star Wars fans, and anyone who knows what it's like to be in middle school!

In a middle school in 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 ... Read More »


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JCLLizW Apr 28, 2021

Jedi Academy is a good concept and a nice way to introduce the Star Wars universe to kids whose parents are concerned about some of the action/violence in the movies. It has some good messages in the story, but the author relied heavily on diary entries sprinkled in between story panels and other random pages (e.g. “Things Yoda said today”). Using diary entries to tell a story should be used carefully; unfortunately, in here, it feels like Brown was doing a lot of telling rather than showing. I would not recommend this because there are so many better examples of graphic novels out there – but I would never discourage someone from reading it!

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LukasMerabian
Jul 20, 2017

Great book entertaining and fun. I totally reccomend this book!

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Delphinium03
Apr 13, 2017

This is a great book! It's a story about a boy named Roan who wanted to go to the pilot academy for his middle school year but was turned down. After accepting his doom, Roan got a special letter from master Yoda....

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Dec 18, 2015

Super fun graphic novel series-starter, featuring a young jedi-in-training and his adventures at the Academy.

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Tuguinay
Sep 15, 2015

I like dis book very interesting and full of laughs and is practically excellent

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JoshDavidge
Aug 30, 2015

great for freinds and family.

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simonrocks2005
Jul 17, 2015

If you like Star Wars then read this book!

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bobjoeson
Jun 29, 2015

Very interesting with many twists

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adrinawoman
May 27, 2015

This book was very good!! I read because I have never seen a Star Wars movie, and now I have an understanding of the whole fandom!

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I_A_K
Feb 20, 2015

2nd book: ronan goes to the dark side!!!!!:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o
:O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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bobjoeson
Jun 29, 2015

There is a boy named Roan who lives on Tatooine, who goes to plant school and has 2 family members who go to Pilot School. He dreams of being a pilot but is rejected and ends up in a crazy Jedi Academy...

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