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Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2: Junior Novel and Star Wars: Galaxy Of Creatures Book Reviews

2 new Star Wars books for young readers. 

Joe Schreiber returns to author “Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2: Junior Novel.” Much like the first one, the book is essentially a condensed retelling of events from the entire second season ala Ahsoka, Boba Fett, and the appearance of a certain Jedi. The end credit Boba Fett scene is even included here. At 224 pages, Schreiber does a commendable job shaping the season into book form by using direct quotes while also describing actions and character moments. It’s a well written novelization for those who want to relive the season or to get some young Star Wars fan out there to read! As an added bonus, the book also includes 8 pages of color photos.

“Star Wars: Galaxy Of Creatures” is part of the World Of Reading line of books for young readers. This one is aimed at Level 2 readers (first and second graders). The story (which is written by Kristin Baver) revolves around a droid named SF-R3 who is a member of the Galactic Society of Creature Enthusiasts. The droid travels from planet to planet with his droid pal Cam to encounter (and often help) creatures like a tauntaun, Rancor, blurrgs, Loth-Cats and others I won’t spoil. Not all of the creatures are friendly, however, as the two droids come face to face with dangerous ones!

For those that don’t know, “Galaxy Of Creatures” is based on a series of animated shorts and the artwork featured in this book contains (I believe) stills from the series. There’s a lot of in-universe travelogue stories for various franchises out there and this one works particularly well. Not only does it showcase planets and creatures through the eyes of a character, but it does so in a fashion that opens readers eyes to the joys and wonders of exploration and travel. The book also ultimately has a positive message about all creatures having a purpose.

January 3, 2022 - Posted by | Book review | , ,

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