Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken - ESSENTIAL

Bracken, Alexandra The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (Star Wars: A New Hope: 4). 317 pages.  Disney, 2015.  $18.  Content: G (no swears, some but negligible violence, no mature content).

Princess Leia has been captured by Darth Vader and forced to watch her planet be destroyed.  Her only chance of escape lies in the hands of an eager, untrained, young moisture farmer and a deadly, fugitive, intergalactic smuggler.  

You’ve seen the movie - I know you have!  Bracken does a skillful job of bringing the movie to the page. alternating the point of view in three parts to each of the main characters.  I can’t wait for students to read this for themselves, as this is much better than the cartoon Star Wars they are watching now.

EL, MS - ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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