*I received a copy of this book for review, but was not compensated financially in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based solely on my experiences while reading this book.*
Author: David West Reynolds & James Luceno
About the Book:
From Darth Maul and Yoda to Naboo and Dexter’s Diner, this is a comprehensive visual guide to all the key characters, weapons, droids, aliens and locations in the Star Wars prequels and classic trilogy. Refreshed and rejacketed for the 35th anniversary of Star Wars, this must-have reference for Star Wars fans features illuminating back story information and trivia supplied by Lucasfilm insiders. This is a complete look at the most famous film series in history.
John has been a huge Star Wars fan since he was a young boy. Even now as a 38 year old man, he’s still collecting Star Wars toys. We’ve got a couple bookshelves dedicated to just his Star Wars action figures and toys. He says he’s a collector and looks for anything he can find related to Star Wars on Ebay and Kijiji. I’ve watched the movies with him, but I’m no where near as big a fan as he is! The man knows just about everything there is about the series. My knowledge is very limited!
I received a copy of Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary from DK Canada. It is anything and everything you’d ever want to know about the franchise. I knew John would flip when it arrived so I didn’t tell him it was coming. He opened the package and his eyes light up like a kid on Christmas morning. He asked, “Is this for me?”. I told him that it was and he remarked, “Wow cool!”. He’s still that young boy who loves Star Wars at heart.
The book is organized by episode and has a section on each character going into who they are, what weapons they used, background, etc. There’s lots of pictures making it easy to capture your interest. Most of the characters in the book were foreign to me since it’s been a long time since I’ve seen the movies. John said he knew most of them, but that it did help to refresh his memory on a few of the aliens and the names of the vehicles.
I think this book is a great idea for any Star Wars fan young or old!
Did you know about Star Wars Reads Day II? I’ve never heard of it before, but it’s coming to Canada on October 5th! It’s an international day to celebrate literacy with your favourite Star Wars reads! Some people will be celebrating with Star Wars parties and by reading Star Wars related books. You can find a good selection of Star Wars books at DK Canada for 30% off right now! Pick up one or two and get ready to celebrate with the rest of the Star Wars fans around the globe.
One Canadian reader is going to win Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary!