Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to the people, aliens and droids of the Star Wars galaxy and is now bigger and better than ever before, packed with new characters from Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens.Want to know how tall Darth Vader is? Or where the ferocious Nexu comes from? Look no further than the Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia. Thi...

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Title:Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
Author:Pablo Hidalgo
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Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Reviews

  • Ivy

    5 stars

    Nice to have profiles on the characters from the Star Wars universe. Wish there was more information on the characters though.

    Can't wait to read more Star Wars books!!! Excited for the movies coming out!!!

  • RumBelle

    This book was highly informative. It covered not only human (and humanoid) characters, but also droids, clones and even creatures. The timeline of the characters included covered through The Force Awakens. Each character had one page devoted to them that contained a short description, notable accomplishments, connections to other characters and locales and more. Each category had it's own little text box, and they were arranged at various angles, intermingled with photos. The layout of each page

    This book was highly informative. It covered not only human (and humanoid) characters, but also droids, clones and even creatures. The timeline of the characters included covered through The Force Awakens. Each character had one page devoted to them that contained a short description, notable accomplishments, connections to other characters and locales and more. Each category had it's own little text box, and they were arranged at various angles, intermingled with photos. The layout of each page was interesting, and made it easy for your eye to travel from one text box to another. I also liked that well known characters, as well as those only briefly seen made an appearance.

  • Emily

    there are a couple of Clone Wars characters I would've liked to see, but all in all good

  • Jonathan Gramling

    With so many Star Was characters, this is a great book to help even the lights fan understand.

    Need a family chart to go with this

  • Beverly

    Scanned through most of this book. It did not have the main characters from Rogue One in it, but it did have Star Wars 7 characters in it.

  • Alan 김 승 주

    An okay book, except this version put in characters that were seen in only 1-2 scenes in the movie, when they could've added other characters that had more significance. Still, it was a very informational book in which you can learn more about each character.

  • Steve Davala

    Really informative and fun. DK always does a nice job, as in their "Visual Dictionary" style. I'm not going to lie, I would've rated this higher if not for one thing:

    Why do lame characters like "Buzz droids" or each of the backup singers in the RotJ special edition Jabba's palace song and dance thing get their own full length pages when Wedge and Biggs get a mere portion of a page on the "X Wing Pilots" page?

    Wedge? Really? You get two lines to describe who you are with a small picture while the

    Really informative and fun. DK always does a nice job, as in their "Visual Dictionary" style. I'm not going to lie, I would've rated this higher if not for one thing:

    Why do lame characters like "Buzz droids" or each of the backup singers in the RotJ special edition Jabba's palace song and dance thing get their own full length pages when Wedge and Biggs get a mere portion of a page on the "X Wing Pilots" page?

    Wedge? Really? You get two lines to describe who you are with a small picture while the pink haired dancer gets a full bio complete with height and home planet details. Way to downplay one of the characters who actually was in three movies and helped take down the two Death Stars. And Biggs? Luke's old time friend from Tatooine who used to fly through Beggar's Canyon with him? No, let's focus on the Rodian Greeta and how amazing she is at dancing in Jabba's palace.

  • Melissa

    This is by no means a comprehensive character encyclopedia. I was expecting it to be more like the old essential guides. I fully expected the characters from "legends" to be removed, but I was unhappy with the lack of coverage of Rebel Alliance fighter pilots, such as Wedge Antilles, Biggs Darklighter, Zev Senesca, Hobbie Klivian, etc. There are also a ton of cantina patrons and Jabba's Palace characters who are missing from this book. And I was confused by a contradiction in descriptions: Adi G

    This is by no means a comprehensive character encyclopedia. I was expecting it to be more like the old essential guides. I fully expected the characters from "legends" to be removed, but I was unhappy with the lack of coverage of Rebel Alliance fighter pilots, such as Wedge Antilles, Biggs Darklighter, Zev Senesca, Hobbie Klivian, etc. There are also a ton of cantina patrons and Jabba's Palace characters who are missing from this book. And I was confused by a contradiction in descriptions: Adi Gallia is described as having "long, fleshy tendrils" that "descend from (a) scaled cranium." However, on Stass Allie's page, it is described as a "Tholoth headdress." They are the same species, so which is it?

    Overall, I would say it's a good starter book for kids and I do like all of the color photos. I also enjoyed getting more background on new characters, such as Poe Dameron and Snap Wexley. Just don't count on getting a comprehensive history of all canon Star Wars characters.

  • Matthew Gill

    Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded.

    While books like character encyclopedias are never an unwelcome addition to my bookshelf, I must admit that I had never expected to receive this one. In fact, it surprisingly arrived on my doorstep (quite literally) alongside another book. And, seeing as to how I am a huge Star Wars fan I welcomed the opportunity to give it a good perusal.

    Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded, is a 224 page book published by DK Books and aut

    Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded.

    While books like character encyclopedias are never an unwelcome addition to my bookshelf, I must admit that I had never expected to receive this one. In fact, it surprisingly arrived on my doorstep (quite literally) alongside another book. And, seeing as to how I am a huge Star Wars fan I welcomed the opportunity to give it a good perusal.

    Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded, is a 224 page book published by DK Books and authored by Pablo Hidalgo. Its intended audience is readers ages 7 to 17. The book is, as the name suggests, an updated version to include new entries that include characters from The Force Awakens.

    First, let me begin by establishing that I can understand what they were trying for here. Believe me. I get it. The whole design was clearly focused on being a fun little collection of info for kids/young readers.

    With that in mind, it is understandable that this would not be a comprehensive dossier on all the complex figures that inhabit a galaxy far far away. It also means that an older reader can expect some simplification as to wording, grammar and yes – the information itself.

    But here is one of the key problems that I found with this book; they go too far in this aspect of the book’s design. When benign aspects are repeatedly highlighted such as; ‘this is a belt/belt buckle’ things get monotonous even to a kid. You can write simple fact based entries for fictional characters without highlighting things in terms of; look, they have boots! I mean, come on. Just because your target audience is children doesn’t mean you have to insult their intelligence.

    Furthermore, the art in this book also causes me an issue. When there is an untold wealth of images and art to draw on from character sketches, comic panels all the way up to digital artist renderings I have to question the logic behind decades old grainy vhs screen shots. Because that is what some of the artwork looks like to me. This is just sad.

    I hate speaking ill of any book, especially one that covers a beloved brand. But this was one that I just found far too many short comings to ignore. I can applaud the attempt, I really can. However things were poorly worded at times to be clear to a younger reader, the art was cheap and honestly things were just way too watered down to retain the inherent value and appeal that Star Wars has.

    I’d have to rate it 2/5 with one point for the effort and another for the range of material covered. Better art, tighter wording/editing and a more systematic approach to how the various entries were described would have gone a long way. A lot of kids will read about one creature and want to know where it is from etc and then question why the next doesn’t even mention such information. The devil is in the details and that makes this feel more like cheaply produced cash grab. This is disappointing given the quality I am beginning to expect and admire from DK Books.

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