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Title: A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Illustrator: Ian Mccaig
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.
This illustrated novel is the first in the highly-anticipated series and features richly detailed art by celebrated Star Wars concept artist Iain McCaig. Fans old and new will be delighted by this beautifully crafted book and the unexpected twists in this retelling of a beloved story.
I remember watching Star Wars when I was a kid and loving it and watching it over and over, and then reading the books and the expanded universe books, like the ones when the Jedi Academy started and the first few ones about Leia and Han's kids. I'm really looking forward to reading these new books, starting with this one. :)