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Anakin's Fate: Star Wars Episode I (A Step into Reading Jedi Reader, Step 4) Paperback


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Series: Step into Reading
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: LucasBooks for Young Readers; First Edition edition (April 25, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375800298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375800290
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,451,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A wonderful original adventure, showing Anakin's daily life on Anakin Skywalker believes that one day he will be more than just a slave.  He has dreams. Maybe someday he will leave Tatooine and become a space pilot, or even a Jedi Knight!  But how can he become a pilot when he can't win-or even finish-a Podrace?  Will Anakin be stuck doing Watto's dirty work forever?  Or will he follow his dreams to a greater destiny?

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The yellow Podracer sped through the desert, kicking up dust. Sunlight bounced off the massive engines. Flames shot from the afterburners.

Anakin Skywalker sat at the controls. He pushed the throttle. The Pod leaped forward. It flew past the other racers and screamed across the finish line.

The other racers weren't even close.

The crowd cheered and ran onto the field. They lifted Anakin onto their shoulders and carried him to the winner's circle. A wise man and an angel were waiting for him there.

Jabba the Hutt raised Anakin's arm in victory. The cheers grew louder.

Then he heard his mother's voice. "Time to get up!"

Anakin opened his eyes, surprised to find himself in bed.

It was a dream, he realized. What an amazing dream!

He had finally won a Podrace. But who were those strangers in my dream? he wondered.

"Anakin! Don't be late for work!"

Anakin's smile turned into a frown.

It was just another day of work in Watto's junk shop. Another day as a slave.

But life wasn't all bad. He could smell something wonderful--his mother was cooking his favorite breakfast.

Anakin greeted his mother, Shmi, at the kitchen table.

As he ate, he thought about his dream.

"Are there really angels?" Anakin asked.

Shmi sat down next to her son. "There are so many stars that anything is possible," she said. "Even angels."

"Space pilots say angels live on the Moons of Iego," Anakin said. "They are so pretty they can make a spice pirate cry."

"Well, maybe you will meet an angel someday," said Shmi. "But right now, Watto will be angry at you if you're late."

Anakin hugged his mother.

"Be careful, Annie," Shmi whispered, holding him tightly. "And don't work too late."

Anakin laughed. "That's up to Watto."

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Delite Rancher VINE VOICE on June 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
"Anakin's Fate" is a story about what happens to the slave boy before he meets Padme and the Jedi. The official prequel novels all have about a third of additional story that never made it onto the silver screen. Terry Brooks' "Phantom Menace" is no exception as there is a great deal of time and energy spent on Tatooine with 'Annie' long before his destiny intersects with Qui-Gon Jinn. "Anakin's Fate" is closely based on some of these events that happen long before the Nubian blockade. In this part of Anakin's life, we experience the podrace that he and Watto allude to in Episode I: "he smashed up my pod in the last race." The reader also spends time with Kitster, the Jawas and space pilots. Marc Cerasini beautifully flushes out Anakin's character. The Jedi Readers can be a mixed bag in terms of quality and this one is surprisingly well written. Until readers advance enough to handle the Terry Brooks novel, "Anakin's Fate" is a great title to read prior to watching "the Phantom Menace."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
It talks about the fate of Anakin Skywalker. I thought it was a good and detailed book. It gets right to the point.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 20, 2005
Format: Paperback
It was AMAZING!!!! ESPECIALLY when Anakin dreamed about wining the podrace. Watto is EXTREMELY mean and selfish!!!!!!!!

When he sent Anakin to Mochat Steep.

He could have bought them, but he was too cheap. This is the best book I have ever READ.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 4 year old loves to have these books read to him. Before I introduced these books to him he was at a much simpler level of book, but his interest - because of the droids (robots) has helped him grow into these. My 7 year old devours them by reading them to himself and to his brother.
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