From School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up—In this third installment with the series, middle school student Roan Novachez is okay the Jedi Academy for his final year of Padawan training. This year each student receives a Jedi mentor. Like his peers, Roan should hone his Jedi skills, perform in the class talent show, and take care of a Padawan Obstacle Challenge Trial as well as a Jedi Labyrinth Trial. Brown illustrates this story available as diary entries, including newsletter snapshots, class schedules, report cards, notes, holomail, and holobook chat discussions. VERDICT Star Wars fans will like this latest volume, particularly when Roan challenges bully Cronah in the lightsaber duel. Recommended.—Lisa Gieskes, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC
Jedi Academy is usually a NY Times Bestseller, is nominated with an Eisner, and is particularly an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick title.
Reviews for Star Wars: Jedi Academy :
“Even by far the most critical Star Wars fans gives Lucasfilm points for licensing this subversive graphic novel.” —
“With humor and subtle heart, Jedi Academy is determined to fly off shelves everywhere.” — 100ScopeNotes.com (SLJ Blog)
“Everyone scanning this who reads with children has just found their next purchase.” — BleedingCool.com
Reviews for Return on the Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2) :
“Roan can be a very sympathetic main character, and readers will feel his pain and laugh at his misfortune in equal measure. Future installments–and further disasters–will be most welcome.” — Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Jeffrey Brown is definitely an Eisner Award winner and NY Times Bestselling author/illustrator of Darth Vader and Son, and Vader’s Little Princess, both imagining exactly what it would have been like if Darth Vader had raised a Luke and Leia. Jeffrey has produced dozens of graphic memoirs, humorous parodies, and cat books. He lives in Chicago regarding his wife, Jennifer, with the exceptional two sons.