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The Captive Temple (Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice, Book 7) Paperback – April 1, 2000

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Lexile Measure: 620L (What's this?)
  • Series: Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice (Book 7)
  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (April 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590519700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590519700
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hello! Thanks for clicking. I'm Jude Watson, and I write for kids. It's the best job in the world.

As a writer, I wear two hats. As Judy Blundell I write for Young Adults, and I won the National Book Award for my novel, WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED.

I write for middle-graders while wearing my Jude Watson hat, which is a bit more colorful. Maybe it even has a spinning propeller on top. I love to write mystery-adventures with thrilling twists and oddball characters and kids who find themselves in impossible situations doing incredible things.

I do all this from a chair, in a little room, in a not-big house, in a small town on Long Island. I like to read and I like to draw (badly) and my idea of excitement is to lace up my sneakers and walk to the harbor and back. I'm a nervous flyer and though I am respectful of the physics of modern aviation I also secretly suspect that it is only the unified belief of passengers that tons of metal can hurtle through the air that keeps a plane in flight. I am also not terribly comfortable on suspension bridges. And don't even ask me to go on a ferris wheel.

I am listing these fears just to clue you in: I'm a physical coward. I'm also a creature of habit. Once in awhile I go a little crazy and take a different route to the grocery store.

Still, I'll throw incredible amounts of danger at my characters. And I'll cackle maniacally while I do it.

Other random facts: During deadline periods I am deeply committed to popcorn and apples.

Every summer I go to Cape Cod, and every summer I wish I had a whole month there. I never do.

I am waiting for the day I'll see someone reading a book of mine in an airport or a train or a diner. I will most likely embarrass myself by cavorting and singing "That's ME!"

If you want to learn more about me or take a look at my books, visit my website, judewatsonbooks.com. Until then, happy reading!

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OK, I've been hiding the Jedi Apprentice series underneath piles of work, reading (and, yes, rereading) them when I should be working on my dissertation, but #7, The Captive Temple, was so good that I'm finally coming out of the closet (so to speak). Anyone of any age with the remotest interest in the Star Wars universe must read these books. The richness with which Watson draws the characters (not only Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, but the entire supporting cast as well,) in addition to the skillful balance of internal, emotional battles and external lightsaber battles makes these books, and #7 in particular, compelling and immensely satisfying books. Watson also doesn't go for the sitcom-like "wrap the whole problem up in 30 minutes" cop-out the way many children's books do...we are forced to wait, with the same patience that Obi-Wan is frequently reminded he must cultivate. " The Captive Temple" was certainly worth waiting for...Watson gives us enough foreshadowing of events for us to put them together on our own, but not so early that we know the entire course of the story after one page (well, at least I didn't). It was wonderful to see more of the Jedi Temple, as well as some favorite characters from earlier books- Bant, Tahl, and of course, Xanatos. An earlier reviewer is absolutely right, though- don't start with #7- you'll appreciate the story much more if you start with #1...but by all means, just read the book!
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I bought this book today, and read it in its entirety on the way home (my husband drove). Yes, I am well over the stated age range (40+) but I LOVE this series! Jude Watson has developed such an intricate plotline, weaving in previous characters and new ones, love, friendship, trust, death, saber battles, it's almost like its own soap opera! You're never sure who is expendable and who's not! Can't wait for the next one to come out!
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Hi all!This is an excellent book. This book is mainly about how someone has been stealing, sabatoging the Jedi Apprentice School and attempting to kill Yoda. While trying to find the culprit Obi-wan Kenobi who is no longer a Jedi but wants to come back to the Jedi Knights and be Qui-Gon Jinn's apprentice again. This book tells about what goes through Qui-Gon Jinn's mind as he tries to let go of the hurt he felt when Obi-wan abandoned him and tries to accept Obi-Wan's trust again. Obi-wan is sorry for abandoning Qui-Gon, he wants things to be the way they were before he left but he knows how he hurt Qui-Gon and lost his trust.*Comments* I just wanted to say that I am so glad I am not the only adult reading this series. I love on going story line about Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-wan Kenobi battling their rival Xanatos. The books also deal with the frustrations and acceptance the Force through the eyes of a young adult Obi-Wan. Watson is wonderful in describing the relationship of Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan. Qui-Gon with his seclusive ways and Obi-wan trying to make Qui-Gon proud of him.She describes their feelings about each other and the way they are bonded to each other very well. The history of the Jedi school and appearances of other Jedi Knights are shown in some of these books, naming other Jedi for example Jedi Knight Tahl and of course the great Yodi.I really enjoy these books and I hope they continue the series!
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I'm a mom of a 9 year old boy. We started witht the JA series last year when he brought the 1st book home from the library. My plan was to start reading it to him and then get "too busy" to finish so he'd have to finish it on his own. Little did I know that the tight writing, intriguing plots and great character development would hook me as well and so far, we've read all the books together. We just finished #7 this morning. This is my son's review of the book: "words can't express my feelings". I'll try to express mine... the books are great and this one in particular. At times, the writing almost brings me to tears. The emotion is that well drawn. I don't know how she (or he?) manages to convey so much action, drama, description and emotion in such a short amount of words. Very well done. We're looking forward to the rest.
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To quote Yoda - "Patience your ally is." Time and time again, Obi-Wan is rash, somewhat reckless, but Qui-Gon? I expected better from him. I refer to the ending, and oh my goodness, what an ending! (btw - you know the book is good (and well written) when you come to the same conclusion the characters make only two (literally!) sentences before they do!) Excellent Fight scenes, I could smell the ozone of the lightsabers! As for their QGs and OBs relationship - wow! Do they have a rocky road ahead! An excellent continuation of the series. Once again, too short! :) (But what Jude Watson does in those 144 pgs! very very schway!)
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Sometimes it's too bad to live in a small European country. You have to wait for these books for so long, and all the rave reviews just are killing you. With seven books down, and waiting eagerly for the eighth, you do get your favourites among them, but compared to what I've read in the Star Wars universe so far, this series all get 5 stars. The Captive Temple ranks among the favourites. It was great to get a glimpse into the Jedi Temple once more. I particularly cheered when I found that they were not automatically the lady-Jedi that were left to care for the Jedi babies. Good for you Watson! You can't say too much about the plot without giving away too much (read the rest of the books too), but once again the characters of Obi Wan and Qui-Gon are hit spot-on, several good characters in the previous books make their re-appearance. Some curious plot turns, a death I hadn't expected. And I couldn't believe how hard the Council was on Obi Wan, though I have an idea that they have a different reason behind that than strictly to make the boy feel punished. I sure hope the upcoming books will lead us back to the Temple one day. Tahl needs to be pushed through the mirror. All those scenes were the Jedi are fighting in the dark, or blindfolded, with obstacles all around, and she needs a droid to help her around? Something has to happen where she realises she can see through the Force, not those eyes, and be a full-fledged Jedi-Knight again.
Ria
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