"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a scavenger, a soldier, and a lost droid. This is the story of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can read along with me in your book. You'll know it's time to turn the page when your hear this sound.... Let's begin now."
―Michael D. Hanks[src]

The Force Awakens Read-Along Storybook and CD is a young-readers adaptation of the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was written by Elizabeth Schaefer, illustrated by Brian Rood, and released by Disney–Lucasfilm Press on April 5, 2016 by Disney–Lucasfilm Press. The media includes music and dialogue from the film, and is narrated by Michael D. Hanks.

Retailer Target released an exclusive hardcover edition with a limited-edition Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster inside.

Publisher's summaryEdit

An illustrated 8x8 storybook with audio CD retelling The Force Awakens.[2]


Since the story is truncated into a 20-minute format, it skips over the rathtars aboard the Eravana. Additionally, it includes deleted scenes such as Finn presenting his blaster and Poe Dameron's dialogue from "X-wings Prepare for Lightspeed" deleted scene.




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External linksEdit

Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
Full adaptations
Novel · Junior novel · Rey's Story · Finn's Story · Graphic Novel · Comic series
Storybook · Read-Along Storybook and CD · Golden Book · Movie Theater Storybook · Shakespeare
Partial adaptations
Finn & Rey Escape! · Han & Chewie Return! · Rey Meets BB-8 · Finn & the First Order · New Adventures
Lightsaber Rescue · Rolling with BB-8! · The Adventures of BB-8 · Finn's Mission · Finn and Poe Team Up!
Chaos at the Castle · The Chewbacca Story · Rey to the Rescue! · The Fight in the Forest
Character books
Before the Awakening · Rey's Survival Guide · Poe Dameron: Flight Log
Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume I
Behind the scenes
The Art of · The Making of
Guide and reference books
Incredible Cross-Sections · The Visual Dictionary · Aliens of the Galaxy · Aliens and Ships of the Galaxy · The Official Collector's Edition · The Official Visual Story Guide
Activity books
Ultimate Sticker Collection: Stickerscapes · Book and Magnetic Playset · Ultimate Sticker Collection
Activity Book with Stickers · Look and Find · Flashlight Adventure Book · Mix & Match
Head-to-Head · Mask Book · Ship Factory
Video games
Disney Infinity 3.0 · LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Other material and merchandise
Force Friday · Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens · Soundtrack · LEGO The Force Awakens
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