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Monday, 26 December 2016

Review: Star Wars: Galactic Atlas

The Star Wars Galactic Atlas is one of those books that straddles non-fiction and fiction, using imaginary worlds and creating old-style maps and charts to tell stories and offer a new perspective on the Star Wars universe for those who like to immerse themselves in that way.

You’ll be able to explore the desert planet of Tatooine and green planet of Naboo, follow the Empire as they attack the Rebels on Hoth, or join Luke Skywalker and Yoda as they trek the forests on Dagobah.
This is a large format book (about A3 size) and begins with a star map of the galaxy and a timeline covering the period of history from the Clone Wars to the Galactic Civil War and onwards. If that makes sense to you, or someone in your household, then this is a book you’ll want to check out.

There’s also an illustrated list of people with short profiles, followed by the maps and charts. They maps and charts are detailed and depict scenes from the Star Wars universe of stories amidst the places where they occurred. It includes all parts (episodes) of the Star Wars story, plus an upcoming movie called Rogue One.

The Galactic Atlas is another book for avid Star Wars fans, detailed enough to keep them busy for hours and coming back to it regularly.

Title: Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
Author: Star Wars
Illustrator: Tim McDonagh
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $39.99
Publication Date: December 2016
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781405279987
For ages: 9+
Type: Non-fiction

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