May The Fourth Be With You!

by |May 4, 2015


If you speak Wookiee, pilot a TIE fighter or dream of vacationing in Cloud City, today is a very special day for you.

Happy Star Wars Day!

To celebrate, we’ve picked out some of our favourite Star Wars titles to excite your Midichlorians.

On this day of days, May the Fourth be with you, gentle Jedi…

star-wars-epic-yarnsSTAR WARS EPIC YARNS

By Jack Wang, Holman Wang

Jedi apprentices and little princesses will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars saga. And so will Star Wars fans of any age! The series launches with the original trilogy, and every word counts in these small but perfectly formed yarns …read more

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By Benjamin Harper

With specialty printing, sounds, and highly detailed model, Star Wars: Build Darth Vader brings the most menacing Sith Lord to life! The kit includes ten template sheets with die-cut pieces to build a 30cm model, a paperback book, an instruction booklet, and three audio tracks playing authentic Darth Vader sounds …read more

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william-shakespeare-s-the-phantom-menaceWILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE PHANTOM MENACE

By Ian Doescher

The popular, NYT best-selling Elizabethan/sci-fi mashup series continues, with a Shakespearean take on the first Star Wars prequel, The Phantom Menace. When the best-selling William Shakespeare’s Star Wars presented the classic George Lucas film in the form of an Elizabethan drama, the results blew the minds of Star Wars fans and Shakespeare buffs alike …read more

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lego-star-wars-mighty-minifigures-ultimate-sticker-collectionDK : LEGO STAR WARS MIGHTY MINIFIGURES ULTIMATE STICKER COLLECTION

Ultimate Sticker Collection: LEGO Star Wars : Mighty Minifigures is packed with the latest 2015 LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures. The easy-to-peel stickers can be reused. Join the minifigures in the epic battle between good and evil that dominates the LEGO Star Wars galaxy …read more

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the-star-wars-cookbook-ice-sabersTHE STAR WARS COOKBOOk – ICE SABERS

by Lara Morris Starr

Create thirty sweet, chilled treats in this Star Wars-themed cooking kit, from Mos Icely and Qui-Gon Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches to Frozen Hoth Chocolate.

Or freeze up light saber-inspired ice pops using the three light saber ice pop moulds included in the kit. With so many easy-to-make recipes for delightful treats, this galactic cookbook will appeal to any Jedi appetite.

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the-making-of-star-warsTHE MAKING OF STAR WARS

by J. W. Rinzler, Peter Jackson (Foreword by)

George Lucas spent nearly ten years bringing his dream project to life: a ground-breaking space fantasy movie. It would be a swashbuckling sci-fi saga inspired by vintage Flash Gordon serials, classic American westerns, and mythological heroes. Its original title: The Star Wars. The rest is history …read more

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star-wars lords of the sithSTAR WARS : LORD OF THE SITH

by Paul S. Kemp

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

“It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are indeed hunted.” ….read more

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the star warsTHE STAR WARS

by Jw Rinzler, Mike Mayhew (Illustrator), Rain Beredo (Illustrator), Nick Runge (Illustrator), Michael Heisler (Illustrator)

Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the hardcover collection of the official adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars, the film that changed motion pictures and the world. You’ll see familiar characters and places–but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway galaxy …read more

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star-wars-a-galactic-pop-up-adventure-limited-edition-STAR WARS : A GALACTIC POP-UP ADVENTURE (Limited Edition)

by Matthew Reinhart, Lucasfilm

A fabulous limited edition of the brand-new explosive, interactive, pop-off-the-page STAR WARS: A POP-UP GALAXY!

Matthew Reinhart has created another spectacular limited edition pop-up book for George Lucas’s epic STAR WARS movies.

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star-wars-frames-2-x-hardcover-books-in-1-x-boxed-setSTAR WARS – FRAMES : 2 x HARDCOVER BOOKS IN 1 x BOXED SET

by George Lucas, Lucasfilm Animation, Guillermo del Toro (Illustrator)

After George Lucas finished work on 2005’s Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, he wanted to look back on the now-completed Star Wars Saga through an entirely new point-of-view: isolating stills, or frames, from each of the six Star Wars films, focusing on them intensely as works of photography and design and reproducing them in a book.

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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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