Monday, January 20, 2014

Disney Books Releasing New Star Wars Classics for Young Readers

Um, NOT Star Wars: These are the X-Men
Two new pre-order pages have appeared on for Disney "World of Reading" books. This is a series very similar to the popular DK Readers books, labelled by reading level for learning stages. Both upcoming books are priced at $3.99 (US), paperback and scheduled for September 16, 2014 release.

A recent DK Reader
It is hard to imagine DK will continue publishing such similar Star Wars titles after that, but DK does have at least two Star Wars Rebels books coming out around then, though not in the DK Readers series.

Both these new World of Reading books will feature storylines from the original trilogy Star Wars films, but unlike the DK series, seem to be more fictionalized than DK's non-fiction approach to the fictitious Star Wars universe.

Here are the descriptions:

World of Reading Star Wars Escape From Darth Vader: Level 1 (Star Wars Classic Reader)
C-3PO and R2D2 must keep Darth Vader from discovering the Rebels' secret plans! This fully-illustrated level 1 reader retells the classic scenes from A New Hope where the droids crash land on the desert planet of Tatooine and meet a young farmer named Luke.

World of Reading Star Wars Use The Force! Level 2
Before Luke can be a Jedi, he needs to learn from Yoda! This fully-illustrated level 2 reader retells the classic scenes from The Empire Strikes Back where Luke learns to use the force for the very first time/

No covers are available yet for either book.

One interesting part: it's not mentioned for the second book but the first title comes with an added description of "Star Wars Classic Reader". Longtime Star Wars comic and book readers are familiar with the term "Classic Star Wars" on covers of reprinted books but not the wording "Star Wars Classic", and certainly not on a newly published title. Will Disney Publishing be using this term more often? We shall see.

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