Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Star Wars: Return of the Padawan! (Book#2) by Jeffrey Brown –ESSENTIAL

Brown, Jeffrey Star Wars: Return of the Padawan! (Book#2) 176 pgs, Scholastic Inc.; 2014. $6.99  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G

At the end of the last school year Roan found out some amazing news, he is so eager to get back to school that he shows up early! He comes in confident in his abilities, friends, and crush. But things start to go wrong, and Roan is just not sure how to fix everything. In desperation he even befriends the school bullies, and he ends up in quite a bit more trouble. It seems like he is always messing up, and the class he wants to do the best in seems to be his most challenging one. Will Roan end up friendless and failing?

This one was almost a better read than the first one. There was a little more heart and life lessons (which librarians and parents just adore). I found myself looking forward to the feature called “ “Things Yoda said this week”. I really think the author does a great job developing characters including Roans family, with letters from home that are awesome. My new favorite series, a must buy for reluctant readers in 2-4 grade.

EL (K-3), EL  –ESSENTIAL  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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