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Jedi Academy

Brown, Jeffrey

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Jedi Academy
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"My whole life I planned on going to pilot school like the rest of my friends--then I got rejected! Along came a little green guy named Yoda who invited me to Jedi Academy. Now I'm at a school with aliens, robots, and lightsaber-wielding bullies who can lift things with their minds! How am I supposed to compete with that? As if starting middle school wasn't hard enough..." 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 galaxy far, far away.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Scholastic Inc.,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780545609999
9780545505178
0545505178
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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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.

Nov 20, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

HAHAHA!!!! LOL FUNNY!!!!! I love the "Things that Yoda said" sections in Roan's diary! Very cute!!!!

Entertaining, with a just-right tone for the emotional travails of middle school. The narration takes the form of diary entries, which breaks the story up into satisfying chunks. Other graphic interruptions provide variety as the story unfolds. There are in-jokes aplenty for true fans, but casual readers can still enjoy this. Kudos to Jeffrey Brown for delivering the goods.

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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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