Star Wars is huge – huge! – with kids starting as early as grade 1, but those older kids, the grade 4-6 set, often like to go deeper in their reading and understanding of the way of the Jedi. This one is for them – a definitive book on the Jedi Path.
The Jedi Path
by Daniel Wallace (c Lucasfilms)
ISBN: 978 1 4521 0227 6
This book purports to be a text for Jedi trainees, first owned by Yoda, and passed down through many familiar Jedi padawans, including two Skywalkers, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and others. There is a letter inside the front cover from Luke, explaining who got it when, and how, as well as a bit about the history of the book. Inside the text, there are sections on the Jedi Code and history, as well as the things one needs to know at each stage of becoming a Jedi Initiate, Padawan, and Knight. Knowledge, conduct, and training in abilities and lightsaber usage are all covered, as well as interesting sections on different roles that a Jedi Knight may play, and more.
It’s pretty thorough, though not a hefty tome or heavy read, and is sure to turn up plenty to keep the serious Star Wars fan reading. What makes it more fun, though, is the marginal notes left behind from each of the owners, which reveal their personalities and opinions. They are, truth be told, even more fun to read than the information, and the combination is a surefire hit with any young would-be Jedi. Check out this page on lightsaber techniques for a good example: