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Jedi Academy

Brown, Jeffrey

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Jedi Academy
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New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown takes readers to a middle school in a galaxy far, far away.... This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school--all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings. The setting? A galaxy far, far away... Roan's one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy--a school that he didn't apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now... This inventive novel follows Roan's first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too--like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Scholastic Inc.,, [2013]
ISBN: 0545505178
9780545505178
9780545609999
Characteristics: 160 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm

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Roan's dreams of attending Pilot Academy for middle school are dashed when he isn't accepted, but then he receives an invitation to the distant and unfamiliar Jedi Academy, where he must learn to get along as the new kid.

The story of Roan Novachez, Jedi Academy student, is told through comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings. This incredible, original story from author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school ... in a galax... Read More »

Comment by: JCLChrisK Nov 21, 2013

The middle school years are rough, and there's an endless supply of books that make the case. Many of the top recent ones, such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, The Dork Diaries, and The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda, use an informal journal format with plentiful sketches and simple illustra... Read More »


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its a good book really but minecraft is like the best in whole wide world

Dec 08, 2014
  • JacobLucci rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

cool book!!!

love this book i do... really though... it's AWESOME
LAFFS, ACTION, ROMANCE, COMPLETE AND TOTAL EPICNESS!
also agree with what user:KateHiller said "wimpy kid for star wars fans"
CANNOT WAIT TO READ THE NEXT BOOK!

read this one you must,
REDGUY150

It's a wonderful funny book full of sweet and heroics histories. Il est en Francais aussi et c'est une excellente traduction!!!

Aug 04, 2014
  • ScienceNerd101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very awesome book. My favorite parts were probabally the election and Ewok Pilot. Funny too! Overall, it was very creative and enjoyable. Would recomend it. Every boy in my class asked me to read it when I got it!

Jun 29, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" for Star Wars fans. Roan's dream is to follow his dad and older brother to pilot academy but when he's rejected he ends up selected to attend the Jedi Academy - despite being quite old for Padawan training. Misadventures and fish out of water situations ensue but coming from the man behind "Vader and Son" and "Vader's Little Princess" this is great fun for Star Wars fans young and old.

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Young Roan Novachez is starting school where he learns to expect the unexpected. Read this book, you must. Learn how to become a Jedi, you will.

Apr 29, 2014
  • Dixiedog2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jeffrey Brown’s - Jedi Academy – Graphic Novel & Comic; very entertaining. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Nov 21, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The middle school years are rough, and there's an endless supply of books that make the case. Many of the top recent ones, such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, The Dork Diaries, and The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda, use an informal journal format with plentiful sketches and simple illustrations. This is one such book, except it's not set in a realistic, contemporary school, it's set in a Jedi Academy. Roan has to deal with all the same situations and challenges as every other middle schooler, except his teachers have names like Yoda and his subjects include things like Basic Lifting with the Force.
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Roan has always dreamed of getting away from his parents' farm on Tatooine by qualifying for Pilot Academy and becoming a hotshot star pilot. So he is crushed when he gets a rejection letter from the school. Then an acceptance letter shows up from Jedi Academy, whatever that is. Now, to avoid Agriculture Academy, he is leaving behind his friends, family, and dreams to study something he knows nothing about surrounded by people he doesn't know. He feels completely out of place and is sure he'll never fit in. Everything has gone wrong.
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Packed full of relatable experiences, humor, and Star Wars references, this is a book that many a middle schooler will love.

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Nov 24, 2014
  • black_hawk_356 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

black_hawk_356 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 16

redguy150 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 17

Aug 04, 2014
  • ScienceNerd101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ScienceNerd101 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15

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Yoda: hmm nice to meet me it is? hehehe!

Gaianna: hi roan how was your break?
Roan: hi
-Pause-
Gaianna: bye!
Roan: and how was your's?

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Roan gets turned down to go to pilot school and go's to the jedi acadamy instead. There he meets new friends and learns the mystery's of the force and the lunch room!

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