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Vader's Little Princess

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by Jeffrey Brown

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In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader—Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire—now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager. Smart and funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star


In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader—Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire—now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager. Smart and funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bringing these iconic family relations together under one roof. From tea parties to teaching Leia how to fly a TIE fighter, regulating the time she spends talking with friends via R2-D2's hologram, and making sure Leia doesn't leave the house wearing only the a skirted metal bikini, Vader's parenting skills are put hilariously to the test.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
" 7 out of 10 stars. Released with perfect timing for Father's Day, this is a great little present for the Rebel or Imperial father in any family."
- Starburst Magazine

One of the "Great Illustrated Books of 2013"
-Chicago Tribune

Holiday Gift Guide Pick- Geeks of Doom"

This small collection of drawings will delight any Star Wars fan."
-North Shore News

Holiday Gift Guide Pick- Ain't It Cool News

Father's Day Gift Guide Pick
"Leading the Galactic Empire is cake compared to raising a teenage girl. A follow-up to the best-selling Darth Vader and Son, this sweet, funny graphic novel imagines Darth Vader's fatherhood trials and tribulations with a coming-of-age Leia."
-Daily Candy"

if anyone wants to buy me a Mother's Day gift. I'm just saying. This would be perfect."

- Game Informer Magazine"

When Vader stares down Princess Leia asking "What exactly is it that you do?" Brown captures the impenetrability of knowing one's parents. Sounds like a stretch, perhaps. And yet his "Vader" books capture the everyday push-pull between parents and kids - oppressor and rebel, you might say - so thoughtfully and cleverly, the 'Star Wars' stuff recedes at times."
- Chicago Tribune"

We can tell you that it's seriously cute.
-The Mary Sue"

This is a must-have book for any Star Wars fan"
- Nerdist"

Last year, talented artist Jeffrey Brown delivered a massive hit with his charming re-imagining of the relationship between the Dark Lord of the Sith and his four-year-old son Luke Skywalker. Now, he repeats his success with another illustrated outing focusing on Darth Vader and his daughter Princess Leia. The cover, for example, shows the Star Wars villain having to sit through a toy tea party with Leia and her stuffed Ewok. Throughout the book, the put-upon dad has to suffer through many of his daughter's annoying teenage demands, from dating undesirables to sitting through a horrible ballet performed by Jar Jar Binks. Especially wonderful is a wistful one where the Sith master gets misty remembering how sweet and innocent Leia used to be when she was a little girl. Chronicle has also published a must-have Postcard edition of Darth Vader and Son ($9.95). The two volumes make thoughtful gifts for all the Star Wars fanatics in your life-or anyone who grew up loving MAD magazine's clever spoofs of pop culture icons."
-Animation Magazine"

Jeffrey Brown's new book of Star Wars-inspired cartoons is a must-have for any fan. "
-USA Today's Pop Candy"

Jeffrey Brown has once again done the impossible - he has proven that Star Wars-based comedy can be fresh, irreverent and deeply funny. Whether or not you have (or want) kids of your own, this is essential reading."

It's delightful. As the father of two girls, I can relate to Vader's frustrations and sometimes helplessness in the face of a strong-willed daughter. Sometimes, the Force just isn't enough."

It isn't always all about Luke. For Star Wars fanatics, a hilarious look at Darth Vader raising a pint-sized Princess Leia-and all the parenting trials (saying no to the metal bikini, for one) that go with it."
- Real Simple"

If you're a 'Star Wars' fan, a parent, or both, Vader's Little Princess will speak to you, reassuring you that even if you had complete mystical mastery over The Force and the awe and respect of legions of stormtroopers — being a parent is still the most daunting and rewarding task of all."
-The Trades"

If this wasn't a Star Wars book, I'd still buy it, because Jeffrey Brown is great. But it is also a Star Wars book, and a sequel at that. Brown's funny, touching, and incisive view of parenthood under the guise of a pop culture dalliance is worth your time and money, and I can't wait to place it next to its predecessor on the shelf."

I know Jeffrey Brown's Vader and Son was a big success because everyone to whom I showed it, loved it. However, as the father of a 4-year-old girl I'm looking forward even more to Vader's Little Princess. Maybe there'll be a cartoon about little Leia inexplicably belting out 'Call Me Maybe'."-
- Comic Book Resources"

Heartwarming is a word bandied about a bit much, to the point where it has lost currency. So let me be clear here that I am not using it lightly. Vader's Little Princess is as heartwarming as it is hilarious, with the power to believably cast one of cinema's all-time great villains as a believable, fallible, embarrassed and embarrassing Dad. This book is equal parts love letter to Star Wars and tribute to the wonder, emotions, and trials of parenthood...Both funny and touching, Vader's Little Princess shows again that Jeffrey Brown is as good at making this kind of book as he is the autobiographical, indie comix for which he was once better known. Not to be missed."
-Comic Buzz"

Have an intergalactic storytime with your mini Padawan. Check out the amusingly clever Vader's Little Princess"
-Parents Magazine"

Vader's Little Princess is one of those books that had me turning to my husband after every page and announcing, 'This is so going to be you in a few years!' Darth Vader calling up warm and fuzzy feelings of parental camaraderie in the face of raising a daughter? That's what makes this book so awesome...This is a hilarious and surprisingly insightful take on fathers and daughters. I felt for Vader a little bit by the end."
-Geek Mom"

Vader's Little Princess is an imaginative book that you won't want to miss"
- Lansing State Journal"

Vader's Little Princess is a perfect book to give to a little geek girl, as artwork is fun to look at, and the words easy to read for young readers. Together with Darth Vader and Son, these two little books belong on any nerd's shelf, and Star Wars fans are missing out if they don't pick up a copy of each."

Darth Vader and Son was so successful and superb, that the next book Vader's Little Princess has hit stands this week to much rejoicing from fans. Following a similar theme to the first book, Vader's Little Princess focuses on the relationship between Darth Vader and Leia, as she goes through her 'rebellious' teens. Both Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess are...definitely worth the Imperial credits."
-Bleeding Cool"

The joys, frustrations, and awkward moments are all played out with a lot of truth, and adding the Dark Lord of the Sith being the parent is just a delightful twist...It's a delight to see the Dark Lord of the Sith dealing with a feisty teenager, and parents and kids will immensely enjoy this book for Father's Day and every day of the year."
School Library Journal

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Chronicle Books LLC
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6.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)


Meet the Author

Jeffrey Brown is the author of numerous graphic novels and comics, including Cat Getting Out of a Bag, Cats are Weird, and Darth Vader and Son. A lifelong Star Wars fan, he lives in Chicago with his wife and six-year-old son.

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Vader's Little Princess 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any dad (of dark side or not) who has a daughter will be able to relate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cute story, realistic, nice view, well written, and good book overall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my son who thought he was Darth Vader as a 7 year old. Now, with 2 daughters (one, a 3 year old who thinks she is Darth Vader), this was a no-brainer birthday gift as he turned 34!! Those of us who were Star Wars parents back n the 70s will get a kick out of this book..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute book, great for all ages
The_Peach_Girl More than 1 year ago
Got the &quot;Darth Vader and Son&quot; book with this one at the same time. As an artist, a Star Wars fan, and a mom of kids that are also Star Wars fans, I have to say that this is such a fun book!!  The author is very awesome, which makes me want to get more books by him, too! Yes, I will recommend this book as a gift to any one who loves Star Wars!!
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
In this tale, we visit upon one author's thoughts of what it might have been like if Darth Vader had raised Princess Leia. The story is told primarily in pictures through the teen years. The pictures are very detailed and enhance and/or explain the limited text . Both create a humorous and fun narrative for multiple ages. There are multiple references to the Star Wars movies, as well as, as co-starring role from Luke. Overall, a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A amusing fantasy of Darth Vader raising his daughter.
Holly_Slaski More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. It was cute and adorable. I actually got it as a present for my brother for father's day. He has a 3 month old daughter and I thought this would be right up his alley. I also got him Darth Vader and Son, and my nephews got a kick out of both books. The oldest is just getting into Star Wars right now, and the second oldest is having a lot of fun playing Star Wars Angry Birds games. So they're just coming to the perfect ages to read these types of books. And I would get any other books by this author immediately if he makes more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this as a gift for my 6yr old since her brother received Vader and Son for his birthday (also a very fun to read). She loves having it read to her and I use it to, in turn, encourage her to read to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your a Star Wars fan or a child, you will love this book. Funny and clever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyable for young and old alike, especially for Star Wars fans with daughters. Charming and funny. Highly reccomended as a short read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Which one is better Vader's Little Princess,Darth Vader and Son, or Goodnight DarthVader? Respond to best book or to below!!!!
jillbish1 More than 1 year ago
Bought it because my husband is a huge Star Wars fan and he got a good giggle at "Darth Vader and Son". It does not disappoint! So cute!
Brunette_Librarian More than 1 year ago
     First I have a few disclaimers - 1. I saw this book at Target and thought it looked cute 2. I have never seen Star Wars 3. Really, the only thing with Star Wars I have seen are Family Guy episodes     For what this is, this book is extremely cute. Funny, with inside jokes and tongue in cheek comics, fans of Star Wars are bound to love this short but cute collection. Now for those who are kind of in a similar boat, there is enough humor and knowledge of the Star Wars Universe isn&rsquo;t really necessary. One of my favorite scenes is when Leia is holding on for dear life on Darth Vader&rsquo;s leg. Keep in mind though, the book is extremely short with less than 70 pages of content. Super cute, funny, and above all clever, Vader&rsquo;s Little Princess is perfect for fans of the Star Wars franchise or for people who just enjoy a really cute and funny read.
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