Learn more about your favorite Star Wars characters from every movie in the saga The definitive guide to more than 200 heroes, villains, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy is now packed with new characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Want to know how tall Snoke is? Or learn where Maz Kanata is from? The Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia is full of fun facts and intriguing information that's guaranteed to enthrall fans of all ages. With plenty of lesser-known details, even die-hard fans will learn new facts about iconic characters. © & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.

Author DK
Isbn 1465487050
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-09-24
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Meet more than 200 minifigures from the LEGO® Star WarsTM Galaxy! Discover heroes, villains, aliens, and droids in this fully updated character encyclopedia. Find out fascinating facts about all your favorite LEGO® Star WarsTM minifigures-including rare and exclusive releases. A galaxy of minfigures awaits you! ©2020 The LEGO Group.

Author Elizabeth Dowsett
Isbn 0744024617
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-05-05
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Meet more than 350 incredible clones, Jedi, droids, bounty hunters, and a host of other characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. What is the Bad Batch? Who inducted Ahsoka Tano into the Jedi Order? Where does General Grievous keep a secret lair? Why does Captain Rex mutiny against his Jedi General on Umbara? To learn the answers to these questions and more, look no further than Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle! Written by Star Wars expert Jason Fry, this illustrated encyclopedia features more than 350 incredible characters and teams, including Anakin Skywalker, Maul, Bo-Katan Kryze, and Clone Force 99. Perfect for fans of all ages, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle! will enthrall readers for hours on end. © & TM 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Author Jason Fry
Isbn 0744047536
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-04-27
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

Find a galaxy full of LEGO® Star WarsTM ideas to build - from activities and art, games and challenges, to practical makes and your very own inventions! LEGO® Star WarsTM Ideas Book features imaginative play and building ideas using your own LEGO brick collection. There are LEGO projects that take just a few minutes, it builds to keep you occupied for hours. Set up a game of LEGO Star Wars skittles, create a pencil pot shaped like your favorite Sith or Jedi, build a fleet of tiny TIEs, design Darth Vader's family tree, and customize a podracer. Challenge a friend to take on a rathtar, mix up your minifigures, stage your favorite movie battle scene with LEGO Star Wars bricks - and much, much more! LEGO® Star WarsTM Ideas Book is packed with a family-friendly range of activities to inspire every LEGO Star Wars fan. What will you build? © 2018 The LEGO Group.© & TM 2018 LUCASFILM LTD.

Author DK,Elizabeth Dowsett,Simon Hugo,Hannah Dolan
Isbn 1465495746
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-09-04
Pages 200
Language English
File format PDF

The definitive guide to the LEGO® Star WarsTM universe, showcasing the vast collection of LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures released over the last 20 years. This is a complete, unrivaled encyclopedia of the LEGO Star Wars theme. Fans will have an all-encompassing companion to the LEGO Star Wars cultural phenomenon. Produced in large format and featuring beautiful imagery, this is an indispensable guide for young fans and a stunning reference work for adults. With behind-the-scenes material, it tells the complete story of LEGO Star Wars, from the earliest concepts in the late 1990s to the creation of the most recent sets for The Force AwakensTM and Rogue OneTM. Created with the LEGO Star Wars team. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2017 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under license from the LEGO Group. © & TM 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Author Andrew Becraft,Chris Malloy
Isbn 146549555X
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2017-10-03
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

Explore the epic Star Wars saga through incredible cross-sections More than 100 magnificent cross-section artworks bring the vehicles of Star Wars to life. New cross-sections, amazing detail, and comprehensive text make this the ultimate reference to the craft of a galaxy far, far away.... SEE - Poe Dameron's X-wing in action - The terrifying power of Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 - Obi-Wan Kenobi's fast and agile Jedi starfighter DISCOVER - The inner workings of Rey's speeder - The advanced technology of the Rebel Alliance's U-wing - The devastating weaponry of the Death Star EXPLORE - The famous corridors of the Millennium Falcon - The brutal design of the Knights of Ren's Night Buzzard - The mighty and fearsome Final Order Star Destroyer © & TM 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd

Author Pablo Hidalgo,Jason Fry,Kerrie Dougherty,Curtis Saxton,David West Reynolds,Ryder Windham
Isbn 0744038324
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2020-11-03
Pages 264
Language English
File format PDF

Don't know your Wookiees from your wampas? If the Star WarsTM saga has you stumped, we've got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy. Star Wars is a global phenomenon and the Force has truly reawakened. So where to start if you have never actually gotten around to watching the movies? Or if you find yourself dating an avid Star Wars fan? Or your kids keep asking you tricky questions about the dark side? Don't worry! We have you covered. Star Wars Made Easy is aimed at Star Wars novices who want to get up to speed and make sense of the Star Wars references that permeate modern culture. This book will answer questions about the movies, the Star Wars universe, and much more! © & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.

Author Christian Blauvelt
Isbn 146547448X
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2017-09-06
Pages 200
Language English
File format PDF

Build in some time for fun! Who can stack the tallest tower in 60 seconds? Can anyone solve the puzzle cube? With more than 50 fun challenges, puzzles, brainteasers, and games, get out your LEGO® bricks and put your friends and family to the test. ©2020 The LEGO Group.

Author Tori Kosara
Isbn 0744030811
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-04-07
Pages 80
Language English
File format PDF

Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure. Enter the world of minifigures with this fully updated edition. The first minifigure was created in 1978, and today the entire minifigure population could circle the globe more than five times! Starring more than 2,000 of the most popular and rarest minifigures from the LEGO® Minifigure Series and themes including LEGO® NINJAGO®, THE LEGO® MOVIETM, LEGO® Star WarsTM, LEGO® City, LEGO® Harry PotterTM, and many more. From astronauts and vampires to Super Heroes and movie characters, feast your eyes on the most awesome minifigures of every decade! ©2020 The LEGO Group.

Author Gregory Farshtey,Daniel Lipkowitz,Simon Hugo
Isbn 0744037700
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-10-13
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

A New York Times bestseller and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award winner, this updated and expanded encyclopedia explores more than 200 characters from the complete Star WarsTM saga. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded, the definitive guide to the people, aliens, and DroidsTM of the Star Wars galaxy, is back, bigger and better than ever before, and packed with new Star Wars characters. Want to know how tall Darth Vader is? Or where the ferocious Nexu comes from? Look no further than the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded. With profiles on heroes, villains, and everyone in between, this handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information guaranteed to enthrall fans for hours on end. © & TM 2016 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization. Reviews: "...sharp, snappy...stunning." - StarWars.com

Author Pablo Hidalgo
Isbn 1465454969
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2017-04-07
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Every significant Star Wars character, creature, location, battle, droid and vehicle: one ultimate encyclopedia. Packed full of information, stunning images, and now fully updated to include The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Resistance, plus an exclusive look at The Rise of Skywalker. All the saga's iconic characters are here, from Darth Vader to Ponda Baba and Leia to Luminara Unduli. Amazing vehicles are explored, such as the Millennium Falcon and Ghost. Extraordinary technology is explained, including all your favourite lightsabers, and key events in the epic Star Wars story are richly unpacked, with behind-the-scenes insights. Ultimate Star Wars New Edition is the ideal go-to resource for fans who wish to brush up on their Star Wars knowledge, and for a new generation of fans eager to start their journey into a galaxy far, far away.... © & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.

Author Adam Bray,Cole Horton,Tricia Barr,Ryder Windham,Daniel Wallace
Isbn 1465495649
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-11-12
Pages 352
Language English
File format PDF

Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless heroes and villains-from Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man to Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin-with an introduction by the legendary Stan Lee. This is the "book that mankind has been hungering for," says American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer, Stan Lee, "a book that is-now and forever-a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed." With this new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia, keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe. Updated and expanded, find out vital information and secret histories for more than 1,200 Marvel characters-from classics to brand new ones-while getting the lowdown on recent key events, including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown. From iconic teams-such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy-to fan favorites-Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl and the Exiles-every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents. This unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again. © 2020 MARVEL

Author Stephen Wiacek,DK,Stan Lee,Adam Bray
Isbn 1465497811
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2019-04-02
Pages 448
Language English
File format PDF

Jump into the action-included Star WarsTM galaxy with this updated and expanded edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, complete with a new chapter featuring the Rise of the First Order. Discover everything you need to know about the latest sets, vehicles and minifigures. See every detail of the Millennium Falcon, look around the Death Star, examine Poe Dameron's X-wing starfighter, explore Darth Vader's castle and find out about your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures - from Rey to Lando Calrissian. Learn how the awesome sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team. ©2019 The LEGO Group. © & TM 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Author DK
Isbn 0744038901
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-04-02
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

This book traces the changing representation of female characters in the Star Wars franchise through the lens of the four feminist waves, arguing that while the original trilogy reflects the second wave of feminism, the prequels mirror the girl power era that followed, and the sequels are helping define a new fourth wave of inclusion and diversity.

Author Valerie Estelle Frankel
Isbn 1498583873
Genre Social Science
Year 2018-10-15
Pages 364
Language English
File format PDF

The first editon was called “the most valuable film reference in several years” by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics (“Excellent” said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.

Author Richard B. Armstrong,Mary Willems Armstrong
Isbn 1476612307
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2015-07-11
Pages 237
Language English
File format PDF

 Fictional war narratives often employ haunted battlefields, super-soldiers, time travel, the undead and other imaginative elements of science fiction and fantasy. This encyclopedia catalogs appearances of the strange and the supernatural found in the war stories of film, television, novels, short stories, pulp fiction, comic books and video and role-playing games. Categories explore themes of mythology, science fiction, alternative history, superheroes and “Weird War.”

Author Paul Green
Isbn 1476628742
Genre Social Science
Year 2017-06-09
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

Contributors examine the early days of video game history before the industry crash of 1983 that ended the medium’s golden age.

Author Mark J. P. Wolf
Isbn 9780814337226
Genre Games
Year 2012-06-15
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on: a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s relationship with divine Creation Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

Author Mark J.P. Wolf
Isbn 113622081X
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2014-03-14
Pages 394
Language English
File format PDF

Winner of the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction These nearly 150 African American folktales animate our past and reclaim a lost cultural legacy to redefine American literature. Drawing from the great folklorists of the past while expanding African American lore with dozens of tales rarely seen before, The Annotated African American Folktales revolutionizes the canon like no other volume. Following in the tradition of such classics as Arthur Huff Fauset’s “Negro Folk Tales from the South” (1927), Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men (1935), and Virginia Hamilton’s The People Could Fly (1985), acclaimed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar assemble a groundbreaking collection of folktales, myths, and legends that revitalizes a vibrant African American past to produce the most comprehensive and ambitious collection of African American folktales ever published in American literary history. Arguing for the value of these deceptively simple stories as part of a sophisticated, complex, and heterogeneous cultural heritage, Gates and Tatar show how these remarkable stories deserve a place alongside the classic works of African American literature, and American literature more broadly. Opening with two introductory essays and twenty seminal African tales as historical background, Gates and Tatar present nearly 150 African American stories, among them familiar Brer Rabbit classics, but also stories like “The Talking Skull” and “Witches Who Ride,” as well as out-of-print tales from the 1890s’ Southern Workman. Beginning with the figure of Anansi, the African trickster, master of improvisation—a spider who plots and weaves in scandalous ways—The Annotated African American Folktales then goes on to draw Caribbean and Creole tales into the orbit of the folkloric canon. It retrieves stories not seen since the Harlem Renaissance and brings back archival tales of “Negro folklore” that Booker T. Washington proclaimed had emanated from a “grapevine” that existed even before the American Revolution, stories brought over by slaves who had survived the Middle Passage. Furthermore, Gates and Tatar’s volume not only defines a new canon but reveals how these folktales were hijacked and misappropriated in previous incarnations, egregiously by Joel Chandler Harris, a Southern newspaperman, as well as by Walt Disney, who cannibalized and capitalized on Harris’s volumes by creating cartoon characters drawn from this African American lore. Presenting these tales with illuminating annotations and hundreds of revelatory illustrations, The Annotated African American Folktales reminds us that stories not only move, entertain, and instruct but, more fundamentally, inspire and keep hope alive. The Annotated African American Folktales includes: Introductory essays, nearly 150 African American stories, and 20 seminal African tales as historical background The familiar Brer Rabbit classics, as well as news-making vernacular tales from the 1890s’ Southern Workman An entire section of Caribbean and Latin American folktales that finally become incorporated into the canon Approximately 200 full-color, museum-quality images

Author Henry Louis Gates,Maria Tatar
Isbn 0871407566
Genre Literary Collections
Year 2017-11-14
Pages 704
Language English
File format PDF