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Title:
A new class
ISBN:
9780545875738
Physical Description:
175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Reading Level:
570 L Lexile
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Summary:
Excitedly embarking on his course of training at the Jedi Academy in spite of his older sister's jealousy, Victor Starspeeder struggles with Master Yoda's assignments, which include a requirement to join the drama club to channel his high energy.
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"A New Class" arrives in the fourth episode of Star Wars® Jedi Academy! There are some new faces and old, but the amount of laughs and fun is still the same!Victor Starspeeder is psyched to be starting school at the Jedi Academy. His sister, Christina does not share an enthusiasm for Victor's newfound educational path. She's horrified that her annoying baby brother will be there to cramp her style.While Victor means well, his excess energy leads him to spend a lot of time in detention with the little, green sage, Yoda. Yoda wants to channel Victor's talents, so he makes the young Padawan join the drama club. Victor is not pleased. "Learn to control your anger, you must! Successfully manage their emotions, a good Jedi can. Box step and jazz hands ... hee hee ... young Padawan will!"Victor will have to make new friends, get on his sister's good side, learn to use the force, and hope the year's drama club performance ("Wookiee Side Story"? "Annie Get Your Lightsaber"?) goes off without a hitch!


Author Notes

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a New York Times best-selling author/ illustrator. Two-time winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

Krosoczka takes over from Jeffrey Brown, introducing a new protagonist in this fourth series entry. Victor Starspeeder transfers to Jedi Academy but struggles to use the Force productively (especially in drama club), make friends, and pass his classes. Krosoczka attempts to sustain continuity with previous volumes, albeit using his own looser art style and different fonts, but the plot and conflicts feel recycled. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

The symbolic lightsaber is passed to Lunch Lady's Krosoczka for this new installment of the Wimpy Kid-inspired series that looks at middle school, Jedi-style. Krosoczka's classical cartooning, all soft edges and exaggerated expressions, helps strike an excellent balance between genuine emotion and Star Wars excitement, as young Victor Starspeeder transfers to Jedi Academy and immediately finds himself over his head. Not only has he inadvertently fallen in with the wrong friends, but he can't seem to find the discipline necessary to succeed and honor the memory of his Jedi father. Through comics, journal entries, and mock newspapers and news feeds, Krosoczka conveys with poignant sensitivity Victor's journey to find supportive friends, embrace his snarky but wise older sister, and learn to focus through negative emotions; all this and there's still room for a bang-up lightsaber fight, too. Hardcore Star Wars fans may needle the book good-naturedly for its departures from the canon, but its sensitivity to real social and emotional issues and its sense of fun will make it an enjoyable choice for a cross-sectional readership.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2016 Booklist