By: Jeffrey Brown
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9781743620564


Roan's dream is to leave home and attend Pilot School. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy - a school that he didn't apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now...

In Roan's first year at Jedi Academy, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too - like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl and lift boulders with the Force.


All his life Roan has wanted to be a fighter pilot. When he gets rejected from the Academy, he thinks it’s the worst thing that could happen to him.

That suddenly Master Yoda comes along and invites him to Jedi Academy and a whole new world awaits him.

Part graphic novel, part journal with letters, report cards and other school items throughout the book this is a really enjoyable read.

There are lots of laugh out loud moments and the fun of trying to make sense of what Yoda is saying—always something wise.

Children who enjoy Star Wars in Grade 4 and up will love this book.
May the force be with you!

This book was included in our October 2013 Primary Fiction Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Michelle.