Star Wars Epic Yarns

Star Wars Epic Yarns is a new all-ages board book series from Chronicle Books.

Jedi apprentices and little princesses will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars saga. And so will Star Wars fans of any age! The series launches with the original trilogy, and every word counts in these small but perfectly formed yarns. That’s because each volume features 12 iconic scenes, handcrafted in felt and pithily summarized in just a single word. The attention to detail is eye-opening; the proportions are just-right for small hands; the fun is guaranteed.

All Star Wars Epic Yarns images © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. STAR WARS is a registered TM of Lucasfilm Ltd.

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In A New Hope, Princess Leia sends a hologram message through R2-D2, Luke Skywalker will learn how to use a lightsaber, and our heroes triumph.

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In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke meets his teacher Yoda, Han Solo makes a friend, and there is a lightsaber duel with a Sith Lord in the dark.

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In Return of the Jedi, the monster Jabba is encountered, C-3PO conducts storytime and there is a happy ending.

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Here are some sneak peek interior images:

SW-Epic-Yarns_A-New-Hope_5_Captain-©-TM-Lucasfilm-Ltd.-640x640_Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope ~ CAPTAIN

SW-Epic-Yarns_A-New-Hope_10_Swing-©-TM-Lucasfilm-Ltd.-640x640Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope ~ SWING

SW-Epic-Yarns_Empire-Strikes-Back_4_Force-©-TM-Lucasfilm-Ltd.-640x640Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back ~ FORCE

SW-Epic-Yarns_Empire-Strikes-Back_12_Goodbye-©-TM-Lucasfilm-Ltd.-640x640Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back ~ GOODBYE

SW-Epic-Yarns_Return-of-the-Jedi_Monster-©-TM-Lucasfilm-Ltd.Star Wars Epic Yarns: Return of the Jedi ~ MONSTER

SW-Epic-Yarns_Return-of-the-Jedi_Team-©-TM-Lucasfilm-Ltd.Star Wars Epic Yarns: Return of the Jedi ~ TEAM

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Here’s how a spread looks:

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And here’s some behind-the-scenes stuff that debuted on starwars.com on how Epic Yarns was made. Check out our blog post or the video below:

 

Holman was at Star Wars Celebration in April 2015, and he had time to stop at the Creature Cantina to talk Star Wars Epic Yarns:

 

Feeling crafty? Then make your own Star Wars felt figure (a Jawa) with this video produced by Norm Chan at Tested.com, who filmed Holman’s needle felting workshop at The Makery in Anaheim in April 2015. The craft is a simplified needle felting project, so instead of 20-60 hours, you should be able to finish the Jawa in two or three hours (phew!).

 

Enjoy, and May the Felt be with you!

 

 

All Star Wars Epic Yarns images © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. STAR WARS is a registered TM of Lucasfilm Ltd.