by Matthew Reinhart
Orchard Books, $36.99, 4 pages

When Star Wars originally came to the big screen, it captured the hearts and imagination of fans worldwide. That fandom has continued throughout the sequels, action figures, books and cartoons. This book, Star Wars:  A Galactic Pop-up Adventure, is a fun book for kids that is a basic overview of the Star Wars World. The book has a lot of pop-ups and informational pull-outs. Information included in the book includes the force and the two opposing sides of good and evil, the prophesy of a chosen one, the Jedi Council and Warriors and the main characters including Darth Vader, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.  The most fun pop-ups are the ones that show the devious characters, like the Emperor or Darth Vadar, as they show both parts of their characters. While this book will not contain any new information for fans of the movies, it is a fun book for kids who are just discovering this world.

Reviewed by Barbara Cothern