Star Wars: The Last Jedi introduced fans to yet another strong female character, Rose Tico. Rose was a maintenance worker on the Rebel flagship when she is introduced but her story didn’t start there. According to the book Rose Tico Resistance Fighter by Jason Fry, Rose came from a mining colony before becoming a member of the Rebel Alliance. This book adds depth to the character we saw on the screen.
Written in the style of a personal diary, Resistance Fighter gives more insight to the feisty maintenance worker who once lived in the shadow of her sister; a ball-turret gunner on a Rebel bomber. This book contains fold-outs and schematics which are sure to appeal to Star Wars fans of all ages. This 112 page book is intended for ages 8-12 years (grades 3-7).
The sister book to Rose Tico Resistance Fighter is another journal style book by Jason Fry. Bomber Command is about Rose’s sister Paige who is a ball-turret gunner on a MG-100 StarFortress. This book tells Paige’s story and for me it is a much more interesting read. I have always had a fascination with World War II so I was drawn more into Paige’s backstory than that of Rose.
Bomber Command also has fold-outs including bomber schematics, which I appreciated. I did enjoy how Fry writes as the character. I remember as a child pretending to be Luke Skywalker and making up stories of my adventures on Tatooine. I think this style makes these books perfect for sparking young imaginations.
Bomber Command is written for ages 6-8 (grade 1-3) and is 96 pages long. The story is by Jason Fry with artwork by Cyril Nouvel.
These books are published by Studio Fun International and are perfect for the young Star Wars fan in your life. These hardcover books retail for $11.99 and are available wherever books are sold. May the Force be with you…