Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (2011)
Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
Jo Casey, editor
DK Publishing, 2011
It doesn’t matter if you are eight or eighty, if you love Star Wars, you’ll love Star Wars Character Encyclopedia. This book is full of facts about your favorite creatures in the universe…and a few you forgot about. In addition to Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Padmé Amidala, the book offers information about J’Quille, a member of Jabba the Hutt’s entourage; lesser-known Jedi Masters such as Oppo Rancisis; and Padmé’s successor to the throne of Naboo, Queen Apailana.
Each entry includes color photos, general information about the subject, tidbits about the character’s clothing or body, and a “data file” including affiliation, homeworld, and Star Wars appearances. There are also interesting bits of trivia about the characters. For instance, in the entry concerning one of Max Rebo’s band members, we learn that Rappertunie’s real name is Rapotwanalantonee Tivtotolon. Now that’s a fact that can impress even the most die-hard Star Wars fan.
The index for the book is a nice feature as well. One might question the need for an index, since the characters are featured alphabetically, but if you can’t remember the name of a specific Ewok, you can simply look up “Ewok” and see that there are four profiled in the book (Chief Chirpa, Logray, Teebo, and Wicket W. Warrick).
With Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace being released in 3D this weekend, there is no better time to get a book like this to brush up on those minor characters that appear throughout.