Monday, April 27, 2015

Read, You Must: Ultimate Star Wars

When I first heard about Ultimate Star Wars from DK, I was doubtful any book could live up to that title. Even the incredibly in-depth volumes of the past have had fairly boring titles like Star Wars Encyclopedia or Star Wars Chronicles. To call a book ULTIMATE Star Wars is a pretty bold move. 

I’m happy to say it deserves its title!

Ultimate Star Wars isn’t specifically a children’s book but it is accessible to Star Wars fans of any age. I would’ve loved this book as a kid (ok, I do now too)! At 320 pages it’s a hefty coffee-table book filled with detailed information and TONS of photos covering the Star Wars saga films and the major events and characters from The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels TV shows. 

Every page spread is either crammed full of details, photos or both to devour. To say there’s a LOT in here doesn’t really cover it.

With four notable Star Wars authors involved, including previous Star Wars Kidscast guest Adam Bray (Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide, What Makes A Monster?), Daniel Wallace (Sabine: My Rebel Sketch Book, The Bounty Hunter Code), Ryder Windham (Ezra’s Gamble and many, many more) and Tricia Barr (, Wynde) there is more information here than I’ll have time to read anytime soon balanced with hundreds of illustrative photos.

No single book could cover everything there is to know about the Star Wars galaxy but for die-hard fans of any age looking for a beautiful reference book  - or for new and returning fans excited by the upcoming movies - Ultimate Star Wars is a must-have!

From the publisher:
Ultimate Star Wars® is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels™. Ultimate Star Wars will get new and old fans caught up and knowledgeable on all things Star Wars.

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