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Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Hardcover – June 20, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 12
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN (June 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756682533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756682538
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A YALSA Quick Pick Top Ten Pick for Reluctant Readers for 2012.


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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Very colorful and informative.
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I am so pleased with this book I was considering ordering a few to keep as quick birthday gifts.
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My 6 year old son absolutely loves this book.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By James Pernikoff on June 29, 2011
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This delightful little book features just about all of the recognizable characters from all six "Star Wars" movies, including droids, creatures, and certain groups (like the Gamorrean Guards, Stormtroopers and X-Wing Pilots, for example). Even characters who I recognized but didn't even know the name of are featured.

Of course a few appear more than once, where their identity changed (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, etc.). About the only omission are the individual Podracers, who (aside from the dastardly Sebulba) are all featured on one page. And some entries are on pages with a black, rather than white, background (and not necessarily signifying evil vs. good), which makes them a bit harder to read.

No matter; this is an indispensable reference to "Star Wars" fans, young and old. But it only applies to the six movies of the saga; characters from "Clone Wars" are featured in their own book, and characters from the "extended Universe" are not here, either. But if you want to know more about General Grievous, Sy Snootles or Zam Wesell, they're all in here!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Tim Lasiuta on June 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My kids love Star Wars. They play Star Wars. Frequently they role play one or another, and now, now, they can be 'authentic'.

Yep, authentic is a word that only describes a 'real' Star Wars character that is true to the film or books. In this case, this is 200 pages of detailed research complete with pictures, and basic character data such as homeworld, affiliation, species, height, appearance and references. A brief character bio accompanies each page. For some of the entries, one paragraph is more than enough, while others it is too little.

I appreciate the format, size, and intent of the book.

Back to my kids, for anyone wishing to learn more about who inhabits the Star Wars world, or wants to role play with accuracy, this is the real deal.
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34 of 46 people found the following review helpful By L. Hartness VINE VOICE on January 27, 2012
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What a great encyclopedia of all the main characters in the Star Wars universe! My son bought the paperback version of this recently. Parents may want to check out the entries for the characters "Lyn Me" and "Oola". You may recall that they're dancers from Jabba's palace, most notably (although briefly) seen in "Return of the Jedi". They're fairly scantily clad, and Oola's picture leaves little to the imagination in her chest area. "Greeata", another dancer, has a similar outfit, but her alien costume is so all-encompassing that she looks more like a muppet than an exotic dancer.

You may have no problem with the depictions of "Lyn Me" and "Oola", but I just thought that parents of young children (young boys in particular) might want to know.

Otherwise, this is a great book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mama Rose on January 19, 2012
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In general, I am enjoying reading this encyclopedia with my 8 year old son, BUT the first thing we both noticed was that Gor, General Grievous's pet roggwart, is not included. Since Gor is one of my son's favorite characters, this was a huge disappointment for both of us, especially given that they do include such creatures as colo claw fish, dewbacks, and bantha. I'd give it 5 stars, but this major oversight knocks it down to just 4.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By al on June 2, 2012
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i also got the marvel and dc one. the three are great and discriptive. it tells you the species, home planet, how many movies they are in, there alliance and more. i recommend to any one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bvh on May 20, 2014
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I got this book for my 8-year-old son who didn't really care about reading at the time. As soon as he got this book he starting reading it all the time and his reading score at school went from 2.8 (2nd grade, 8th month) to 9.1 (9th grade, 1st month) within a few months. His teacher couldn't believe the improvement. This is probably the best gift I have given him so far!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Anderson on July 11, 2013
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Hello, I bought the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia for my 7 year old niece. And it arrived ok and she loves it. She is currently into Star Wars. She said "it was one of the best presents ever"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By juggalojedi666 on December 8, 2012
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though this book seems very simple and almost childlike at first, upon further inspection, it not only shows hwo incredible the costume design is, but clarifies alot of semi confusing facts like captain pannaka verse captain typho being different characters (they looked alike, I figured he just lost an eye between episode 1 and 2)..real good read for a low price
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