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You didn’t think I would let the second best day on the entire calendar go uncelebrated, did you? No, of course not. This year’s #MayThe4th is a big one. Disney has opened up ticket sales for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which will premier in theatres on May 25, 2018. To make sure you’re fully prepped, here are three of E1’s top DK Books Star Wars picks
At the top of the pile – Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. It didn’t take much coaxing for him to explain to me why this one gets top grades.
‘Every imaginable vehicle is fully explained, although some of the security features could use more detail. The photographs helped me to remember some of the more obscure vehicles I wasn’t familiar with. Dividing them into Air, Land, Water, and Space vehicles was an interesting choice.’
For the record, this may be one of the longer conversations he and I have had lately.
His next favourite in this year’s selection? Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know Updated And Expanded According to E1, you can ‘definitely’ tell that it has been updated. Since you absolutely couldn’t prove it by me one way or the other, I will definitely defer to his expert 12 year old opinion.
He feels it’s slightly larger size is a draw back (the book’s circumference is slightly bigger than your standard piece of paper). The topics are divided into good guys, bad guys, locations, and creatures. Or, if you will, people, places, and things. I would think this would make trivial pursuit a lot easier.
For the absolute beginning Star Wars Made Easy is an absolute must. ‘If you know nothing about Star Wars, this is the book for you. But where have you been?’ (his analysis, not mine).
Personally, I think this book would be great before going into a social situation where Star Wars might be a topic of conversation. There are synopses, simple explanations of the main characters, as well as handy pronunciation guide. In a nutshell, everything you need for your next computer club meeting.
Star Wars: Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles Giveaway
To celebrate in real Star Wars style, I have partnered with DK Books to giveaway a copy of Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. Open to residents of Canada only. Void where prohibited. Approximate retail value $25. Not responsible for lost or misdirected entries. Contest closes May 18, 2018 11:59 pm ET. Good luck!
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