Star Wars Children’s Books: Are There Too Many?

My friend and fellow fangirl and librarian wrote this great post on upcoming Star Wars books for Children.

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The short answer is no. The long answer involved counting a long list of books and punching numbers into a calculator.

Disney Publishing Worldwide recently announced a new Star Wars saga program starting in October 2014. The initiative is to publish four children’s books based on the old trilogy films: A New Hope (Episode IV), The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V), and Return of the Jedi (Episode VI). These adaptations will be illustrated with concept art by the late Ralph McQuarrie and the talented Iain McCaig, concept artist for the prequels. The overall purpose is to introduce young readers to the galaxy far, far away and prepare them for the future of Star Wars, “These stories will engage young readers and get them ready for the journey that is Episode VII and beyond.”

Some fans across the community have already dismissed the news as not important, unoriginal, and not necessary. Arguments…

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