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StarWars.com catch up with author Preeti Chhibber to discuss her charming kids adaptation of the Dagobah scenes of The Empire Strikes Back, A Jedi You Will Be.

StarWars.com: What I think is really great about A Jedi You Will Be is that it feels like a genuine children’s book any of us might’ve grown up with, going from warm to spooky to inspiring, regardless of the Star Wars connection. Was that something you were trying to accomplish?

Preeti Chhibber: Definitely — I absolutely adore picture books and part of what makes it such a compelling medium is that there’s drama in the economy of its text and page count. So I wanted to get that across, for sure. And Mike Deas’ illustrations are no small part of that, he’s done such an incredible job pulling those emotions into the images.

StarWars.com: There are lots of great new creatures and training scenes added. How did those come to be?

Preeti Chhibber: Mike actually answered this on Twitter! My notes in the manuscript were very much, “A creature goes here, something reptilian,” or maybe, “This one might look like a quokka?” and then Mike came back with these really fun and interesting aliens.

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  • Hardcover Book
  • Hidalgo, Pablo (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 264 Pages - 11/03/2020 (Publication Date) - DK (Publisher)