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DK Readers L1: Star Wars: Ready, Set, Podrace! [Kindle Edition]

Simon Beecroft
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

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Book Description

DK's Star Wars Readers help kids learn to read while enjoying the stories and characters from the blockbuster movies. In Ready, Set, Podrace!, kids can put themselves in the pilot's seat of the fastest race in space!

Packed with full-color photographs and engaging, age-appropriate stories, the ebooks introduce young children to a life-long love of reading. These amazing stories are guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills. They're also perfect for reading together!

© 2012 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Product Details

  • File Size: 6814 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (August 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008YUM6NW
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The release of Star Wars books for young people has always been related to a theatrical promotion. In a world that has a seen all six films, a new wave of DK Readers is much appreciated. It gives us comfort that even though the movies are finished, the Star Wars experience isn't completely 'done.' As the title suggests, "Ready, Set, Podrace!" looks into the world of podracing. Most of the book offers an overview of the sport. Topics include pilots, the racetrack, pit droids and some racers like Sebulba. The book finishes up by introducing the Boonta Eve event that Anakin Skywalker raced to win his emancipation. In this sense, a nice accompaniment would be "Anakin's Race for Freedom" and "Anakin's Pit Droid." In terms of the illustrations, the vast majority were lifted from "the Phantom Menace" film. While the pictures are high quality, the writing is also good. Key terms are introduced with accompanying pictures. These concepts are reviewed in the glossary. This new series has books for most levels of elementary readers. This title is best suited to readers on a second grade level. "Ready, Set, Podrace!" offers an exciting look into galaxy's most dangerous sport.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Young Star Wars Fans August 14, 2010
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My 3 year old son loves reading this book with me. After reading the book, he wants to watch the pod racing scene in the movie over again. Definitely one of his favorite books (because he is such a Star Wars fan).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We both enjoyed this book October 24, 2012
Recently, my younger reader discovered Star Wars, and fell in love. This book is written for younger readers (approximately grades 1-2), and it tells all about podracing (as seen in Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace). It talks about podracing, the podracers, and finally about Anakin Skywalker's epic race with the cunning Sebulba.

This is a really good book, with a good deal of nice, colorful pictures from the Star Wars I. We both enjoyed this book and recommend it to you and your younger reader!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great! December 2, 2012
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Our kids love it!
Well written for young kids and still an exciting race story! Great introduction to the star wars world!
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5.0 out of 5 stars childrens library February 22, 2014
By Nate
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We keep over 100 books on our grandsons shelves at any one time. He enjoys reading about 3-5 books per night and we have done this since he was very young. You never know which book they will enjoy most and when he grows out of them we pass them to family and friends.
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More About the Author

Simon Beecroft is a writer and editor of books for children. His publications include Future Files: Superhumans and The New Book of El Nino (both published by Watts Books). He also writes and edits Star Wars books for Dorling Kindersley.

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