Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide. Adam Bray. July 21, 2014. DK Children. 128 pages.
Age Range: 8-12
What to expect: Full color graphics, Adventure, Science Fiction
The Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide by Adam Bray is the first book in a strong lineup of reading material detailing characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the upcoming Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels. Similar to its predecessor, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide by Jason Fry, the brightly colored pages offer a glimpse into an unexplored portion of the Star Wars universe while also being mindful of new young readers, providing basic details and explanations that will captivate and stimulate the imagination. Meant to pique the interest of the casual fan, the visual guide is divided into light and dark sides, easily transitioning from the Rebels to the Imperials and making it simple to identify one from the other.
Containing details previously seen in the official character videos from StarWars.com, the guide also provides never-before-seen content and characters, such as Zare Leonis, a rebel spy in the Imperial Academy. Familiar characters from previous stories are also woven into the pages of the book, making it an even more exciting reading experience for older fans of the saga. Beautifully printed and designed, the visual guide is surely one of many publications to be added to the book collection and refer back to once the series kicks off later this year. There is no doubt in my mind that children and adults of all ages will enjoy flipping through the guide’s pages multiple times, especially to catch details missed the first time around.
Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide is currently available at bookstores. Grab your copy today!