“Use the Force! But use the bathroom first if you need to.”8/17/2021, 6:38:51 PM
“Use the Force! But use the bathroom first if you need to.” —Star Wars: Jedi Academy, The Phantom Bully . Not going to lie, when this little Star Wars Academy book and t-shirt landed on my doorstep this week from @scholasticinc , I was very excited. . We’re a Star Wars loving family over here, and I had never heard of these "Jedi Academy" middle grade books before and I feel like I’ve been missing out. Who has read them? . This particular book is the fourth book in the series and it features a new set of students and a new author, @stufiojjk . The Jedi Academy books are graphic novel style and I personally think they could be enjoyed by Star Wars lovers ages 5 (with reading help from a parent) and up. I briefly thumbed through it and found the illustrations fun and the story clever. . So I’m looking forward to checking these out. What are some of your favorite middle grade reads? Do you like reading graphic novels? (Huge shoutout to my friends for letting me borrow their lightsabers 😍😍) . Synopsis: Victor Starspeeder is psyched to be starting school at the Jedi Academy. His sister, Christina does not share an enthusiasm for Victor's newfound educational path. She's horrified that her annoying baby brother will be there to cramp her style. . ⭐️ While Victor means well, his excess energy leads him to spend a lot of time in detention with the little, green sage, Yoda. Yoda wants to channel Victor's talents, so he makes the young Padawan join the drama club. Victor is not pleased. "Learn to control your anger, you must! Successfully manage their emotions, a good Jedi can. Box step and jazz hands ... hee hee ... young Padawan will!" . ⭐️ . Victor will have to make new friends, get on his sister's good side, learn to use the force, and hope the year's drama club performance ("Wookie Side Story"? "Annie Get Your Lightsaber"?) goes off without a hitch!