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The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy Series #3)
     

The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy Series #3)

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by Jeffrey Brown
 

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It's hard to believe this is Roan's last year at Jedi Academy. He's been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, swimming in the Lake Country on Naboo, studying for the Jedi obstacle course exam, and tracking down dozens of vorpak clones--don't ask. But now, someone is setting him up to get in trouble with everyone at school, including Yoda. If he

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It's hard to believe this is Roan's last year at Jedi Academy. He's been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, swimming in the Lake Country on Naboo, studying for the Jedi obstacle course exam, and tracking down dozens of vorpak clones--don't ask. But now, someone is setting him up to get in trouble with everyone at school, including Yoda. If he doesn't find out who it is, and fast, he may get kicked out of school! Why can't middle school just be easy. . .

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school--all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails, and more.

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Jedi Academy is a NY Times Bestseller, has been nominated for an Eisner, and is an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick title.

Reviews for: STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY #1

“Even the most critical Star Wars fans will give Lucasfilm points for licensing this subversive graphic novel.” -Kirkus Reviews

“With humor and subtle heart, Jedi Academy is destined to fly off shelves everywhere.” -100ScopeNotes.com (SLJ Blog)

“Everyone reading this who reads with young children has just found their next purchase.” -BleedingCool.com

Reviews for: STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY #2, Return of the Padawan

“Roan is a very sympathetic main character, and readers will feel his pain and laugh at his misfortune in equal measure. Future installments–and further disasters–will be most welcome.” -Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal
06/01/2015
Gr 5 Up—In this third installment of the series, middle school student Roan Novachez is returning to the Jedi Academy for his final year of Padawan training. This year each student gets a Jedi mentor. Like his peers, Roan has to hone his Jedi skills, perform in a class talent show, and complete a Padawan Obstacle Challenge Trial and a Jedi Labyrinth Trial. Brown illustrates this story in the form of diary entries, which include newsletter snapshots, class schedules, report cards, notes, holomail, and holobook chat discussions. VERDICT Star Wars fans will enjoy this latest volume, especially when Roan challenges bully Cronah in a lightsaber duel. Recommended.—Lisa Gieskes, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC
Kirkus Reviews
2015-03-25
Perhaps playing off the principle that a great ending will mitigate almost anything, this story has at least a dozen endings, and all of them are pretty spectacular. It ends with a kiss, of course. The third graphic novel in the Jedi Academy series turns out to be a love story, although it takes the characters a while to realize it. At the beginning of the school year, Roan is still in denial, muttering, "Well, sort of. I don't know if she's my GIRLFRIEND exactly." (It doesn't help that other students call Gaiana and Roan "Groan.") But by the close of this high jinks-filled year, every student at the academy gets a satisfying ending, even the bullies and troublemakers. Their End-of-the-Year Awards tell us how much they've changed, or failed to change. The honors include "Cuddliest," "Future Sith Lord," and "Most Surprising." Roan, who's training to be a pilot, is "Highest Flying." It's worth noting that this book has some of the best jokes in the series (the terrible school cook says, "Meat is vegetables, right?") and a few of the worst (an assigned book is called Charlie and the Droid Factory). Roan gets the best ending of all. It's a small panel that shows him looking out into space, thinking about home—or maybe adventures in a galaxy far, far away. Everybody's middle school years should be as ultimately satisfying as Roan's, whether they are Jedis-in-training or not. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545621267
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/30/2015
Series:
Scholastic Star Wars: Jedi Academy Series , #3
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
16,701
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
GN630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Jeffrey Brown is an Eisner Award winner and NY Times Bestselling author/illustrator of Darth Vader and Son, and Vader’s Little Princess, both imagining what it would have been like if Darth Vader had raised a young Luke and Leia. Jeffrey has created dozens of graphic memoirs, humorous parodies, and cat books. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Jennifer, and his two sons.

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The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absoloutley love your books mr. Brown plz keep writing these books i thought they would be a dumb wannabe remake of star wars i was so wrong i love everything in it not to much romance or action or humor just perfect plz keep writing this series they r my favorite books ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book yet.