|To fight a monster! Rey holds back Kylo Ren, as seen in the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ILLUSTRATED STORYBOOK. All art: Brian Rood.|
Right now, shoppers young and old, fans and non fans, are picking up their copies of THE FORCE AWAKENS on Blu-ray and DVD from stores and online throughout the UK. But let's not forget another equally wonderful visual experience of the film to be enjoyed by families and especially young readers- the lovely and nicely-priced full-colour companion that is the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ILLUSTRATED STORYBOOK from DISNEY/EGMONT, out since April 7th, 2016.
|Lor San Tekka encounters Kylo Ren.|
|Han and Chewie- caught between two sets of gangsters!|
Elizabeth Schaefer adapts the story to illustrated book format with care, especially for the young to middle-age child readers, keeping the narrative strong (along with a deleted scene and several interesting character moments clearly cut from the film late in the day), whilst the stylish seventy-plus illustrations (blending photo recreations and all-new scene compositions on full pages and spreads), from the ever-talented Brian Rood, delightfully, evocatively and triumphantly bring out all the colour, variety and excitement that this new blockbuster STAR WARS universe delivers on the big screen-its premiere heroes in scavenger Rey and outcast Stormtrooper Finn on a shared journey of discovery and adventure together in helping the bold Resistance against the tyrannical First Order, and helping to find the missing hero that is Luke Skywalker- all that en route with those lovable rogue space farers Han Solo and Chewbacca as they equally face the merciless clutches of the evil, red blade wielding Kylo Ren and the unleashing of the First Order's dreaded Starkiller Base weapon. Its gonna be an incredible thrill ride!
|Our heroes back in action!|
|Droids old and new: Threepio, Artoo and BB-8.|
AFICIONADO RATING: Drama, humour, heroism, dark deeds, epic battles and incredible vistas- all beautifully assembled in this fine and pleasing to the eyes 126-page volume. 4 out of 5.
|Chewbacca helps the injured Finn.|
|The dramatic return of Luke Skywalker.|
Get it here: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Illustrated Storybook (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens): Amazon.co.uk: 9781405284028: Books