The Star Wars saga program will hit stores beginning in October 2014, with The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight, a picture book written by New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles), illustrated with concept art created by Ralph McQuarrie, for the original Star Wars films. This winning collaboration, combining the entire storyline of the original trilogy, is bound to delight dedicated Star Wars fans and enthrall readers new to the series.
Additional titles to follow include new retellings of Star Wars: A New Hope by R.J. Palacio (Wonder), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back by Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm), and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda series), which will be illustrated by award-winning Star Wars concept artist Iain McCaig. The new series will be published in the United States under Disney-Lucasfilm Press, an imprint of the Disney Book Group.
Watch an overview of the project below.