Return to Jedi Academy in Jeffrey Brown's new 'Star Wars' book

It ain't easy being a Jedi, especially when dealing with lightsaber-wielding bullies. "Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan" reminds us that school can be just as adventuresome as storming the Death Star.

In "Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan," best-selling author and artist Jeffrey Brown shows us what student life is like in a middle school in a galaxy far, far away.
In "Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan," best-selling author and artist Jeffrey Brown shows us what student life is like in a middle school in a galaxy far, far away. Scholastic Books

Gamorrean Guards serving school lunch? Students trying to master the Force? Alien poetry tests? Writer and artist Jeffrey Brown's New York Times best-seller "Jedi Academy" gets a sequel with "Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan" from Scholastic, due to hit stores on July 29.

When the book's main character, student Roan Novachez, returns to Jedi Academy for a second year, he thought it would be easier. But his problems are just starting. He's not the expert pilot he hoped he'd be. He's feeling more distant from his friends. And when bullies decide to let him into their inner circle, he wonders if that's a good thing or a something much worse. Not all the lessons learned at Jedi Academy are about lightsabers.

In this book cover reveal, one thing is clear. No one wants a school lunch that looks like it might attack at any moment. According to the book's description on StarWars.com, fans can look forward to a food fight in the book. Hopefully, the students win and not their lunches.

"Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan" encompasses what it's like to be an awkward kid in middle school with a sense of humor, as well as Brown's popular sketches, comics, and illustrations.

Brown is also known for his best-selling "Star Wars" kids books "Darth Vader and Son" and "Vader's Little Princess," and the upcoming book "Goodnight Darth Vader."

About the author

Crave freelancer Bonnie Burton is the best-selling author of "The Star Wars Craft Book" and host of the Web show "Geek DIY." When she's not writing or vlogging about sci-fi pop culture, robot fighters, and taco-delivery drones, she enjoys acting out Benedict Cumberbatch replicant fantasies with her Admiral Sackbar puppet. E-mail Bonnie.

 

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