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Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! is a title from Disney–Lucasfilm Press and the third volume in a children's series that retells the Star Wars original trilogy in advance of the December 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. The book was first announced on April 17, 2014 and is written by Tom Angleberger, creator of the Origami Yoda children's series.

The title was originally slated for an August 18, 2015 release, but was released on September 22, 2015.[2]

DevelopmentEdit

Regarding writing the book, Angleberger stated that "If there’s anything better than writing Origami Yoda, it’s writing [this adaptation]." The novel will be "funny at times, but never at the expense of the story," and Angleberger states that he hopes it will capture the excitement he had when he saw the film on the big screen.[3]

On May 4, 2015, Disney provided a preview of this and the other two titles in the series, available in the book section of Disney.com.

On June 5, 2015, Disney revealed the cover artwork for the titles in the series.[4]

ContinuityEdit

The story includes a number of references to material that had not yet been released at times of other adaptations of the Return of the Jedi story. These include several mentions of Padmé Amidala, a mention of Ahsoka Tano, and an oblique reference to Ezra Bridger as the boy who "sent a message across the worlds that ignited a spark of rebellion" during C-3PO's tale to the Ewoks.[5]

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Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
Books
Novel · Junior novelization (Updated Edition) · Beware the Power of the Dark Side! · A Storybook · Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure · Mighty Chronicles · Random House · Golden Book · Shakespeare · Storybook · The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight · Star Wars in Pictures: The Original Trilogy · The Original Trilogy Stories · Star Wars Treasury: The Original Trilogy · The Power of the Dark Side
Partial adapatations
Escape from Jabba's Palace · Rescue from Jabba's Palace · Ewoks Join the Fight · The Chewbacca Story · A Leader Named Leia · 5-Minute Star Wars Stories · 5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back
Comics
Comic adaption: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · (TPB) · Marvel Illustrated Version
PhotoComic · Infinities: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · Manga: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Classic: 1 · 2 · Trade paperback
Special Edition · Annual 1983 · Marvel Super Special 27 · Cinestory · The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
Video games
1982 video game · Super
Activity books
Classic Star Wars book-and-tape · 1983 Coloring Book · 1984 Coloring Book · Ultimate Sticker Book · Activity Book · Read-Along Storybook and CD
Behind the scenes
Annotated Screenplays · Illustrated Screenplay · The Art of · The Making of Return of the Jedi · The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi · Portfolio · Sketchbook · Behind the Magic · Official Collectors Edition · Empire Building: The Remarkable Real Life Story of Star Wars · Chronicles · Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy
Guide and reference books
20th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine · 100 Defining Moments · The Best of · Galaxy Guide 5 (Second Edition) · The Complete Trilogy Scrapbook · Giant Collector's Compendium: Heroes, Villains, Creatures & Droids · The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook · Trilogy Sourcebook, Special Edition · Super Official Players Guide
Other material and merchandise
Radio drama (NPR Dramatization) · Soundtrack · LEGO · Toy line · Trading card game · Widevison · Who's Who
Customizable Card Game: Jabba's Palace Limited · Enhanced Jabba's Palace
Jabba's Palace Sealed Deck · Endor Limited · Death Star II Limited · Special Edition Limited

Official Poster Monthly: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
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Star Wars junior film novelizations
Original trilogy
2004 Legends editions: Episode IV: A New Hope · Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back · Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
2017 edited canon editions: A New Hope · The Empire Strikes Back · Return of the Jedi
2015 brand-new novelizations: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy · So You Want to Be a Jedi? · Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
Prequel trilogy
Episode I The Phantom Menace · Episode II Attack of the Clones · Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Sequel trilogy
Episode VII The Force Awakens · Episode VIII The Last Jedi
The Force Awakens: Rey's Story · Finn's Story
Other
The Clone Wars · Rogue One · Solo
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