Star Wars Luke Skywalker's Amazing Story
As the title indicates, this book is an examination of Luke Skywalker. The focus is on Skywalker during "A New Hope." Starting out, his home life with Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen is described. In time, the adventure begins and young Skywalker comes across R2-D2, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo and Yoda. The story of Luke Skywalker would be incomplete without a conversation about his father. The book explores the complicated relationship between young Skywalker and Anakin/Darth Vader. Simon Beecroft's writing is good for most second graders. The author employed a clever narrative device. Many of the pages leave off with an ellipsis that prompts the reader to guess the name of a new character and then turn the page to verify the answer. This interactive quality strongly lends itself to read-alouds. The illustrations are attractive as they were all lifted from the films or pulled from the Lucas archives. While the emphasis is on the time period during "A New Hope," the scope actually covers the entire saga. Luke Skywalker lived the hero's journey. Re-live his story by reading "Luke Skywalker's Amazing Story."