Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan

from Scholastic


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  • Quality

  • Read-it-Again Score

  • Fun-and-Learning

  • Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan published by Scholastic
  • Written by: Jeffrey Brown
  • Illustrated by: Jeffrey Brown
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 8 and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan from Scholastic is the follow-up to writer and illustrator Jeffrey Brown's New York Times bestseller Jedi Academy. In this sequel, Brown's main character, Roan Novachez, is heading to his second year at the Jedi Academy where he is a young Padawan. Roan will have to get through field trips to Hoth, flight simulation class, a Gamorrean cafeteria chef, parent-teacher conferences, and girl troubles. All of these stories, and much more, are told through Roan's journal entries, letters, sketches, holomails, and comics.

Is It Fun?

This original story captures all of the fun, awkwardness, and frustrations of middle school, but with a Star Wars theme. The book provides kids with an entertaining and engaging way to expand their involvement with the Star Wars universe.

Who It’s For

Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan is for young Star Wars fans around the ages of 8-12.

What To Be Aware Of

This hardcover book is 176 pages.

Although the book is a continuous story, kids can return to any of the comics and read them again on their own. In addition to the first Jedi Academy book, the author is also known for his best-selling Star Wars kids' books Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess.