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May 03 2019

Star Wars: Meet the Heroes: Chewbacca by Ruth Amos

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DK. 2019. ISBN: 9780241387795. 63p
(Age: 8+) Themes: Star Wars, Heroes, Cinema. Like the other heroes in the Star Wars Meet the Heroes series, Chewbacca, will delight new fans of the Star Wars movies by revising some fun facts about Han Solo's hairy side-kick.
We learn that Chewbacca is a rebel hero despite not having a speaking part. We recall why Chewbacca makes howling noises and learn obscure details about his Wookie upbringing. Higher order questions about Chewbacca's mechanical and aeronautical abilities compete with recall literary facts such as What is the Millennium Falcon? How old is Chewbacca? Both the detail and the non-fiction format make Chewbacca more credible - a pop culture icon!
The consistent format of both R2-D2 and Chewbacca in DK's latest Q and A hardbacks, brands the Meet the Heroes series with a mash-up of movie stills, colour blocks, bold headings and obligatory glossary. All of the Meet the Villains and the Meet the Heroes titles, promise to be enthusiastically received by young fans who have only recently stumbled upon the Star Wars stories.
Deborah Robins

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