3rd March is World Book Day and school children in the UK
will be given a free voucher which can be exchanged for
special World Book Day books at participating retailers.
The UK's largest publisher of Star
Wars titles, Egmont Publishing, are using the event to launch
a brand new Star Wars book series for children: Adventures in
Wild Space. While the first and second books in the series,
The Snare by Cavan Scott and
The Nest by Tom Huddleston, will
be released simultaneously on 25th February, Egmont are also
releasing a 96-page introductory book,
The Escape, as part of
World Book Day and will be available on 3rd March.
On 3rd March, Egmont
Publishing and World Book Day will publish Star Wars:
Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape. The book will
launch brand new, never seen before characters to the
Star Wars universe.
Star Wars: Adventures in
Wild Space: The Escape, on sale from 3rd March as part
of the World Book Day £1 book initiative, has an
entirely new cast of characters.
The book and
the new characters have been created in conjunction
with the teams at Disney and Lucasfilm. The Adventures
in Wild Space series takes place in the period between
Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
Book Day book, by Cavan Scott, will launch the first
in the brand new series and publish simultaneously
with two other titled, Star Wars: Adventures in Wild
Space: The Snare, also by the same author, and Star
Wars: Adventures Wild Space: The Nest will be written
by Tom Huddleston.
The new series stars Milo
and Lina Graf who set off on a perilous journey across
the unknown reaches of Wild Space to rescue their
parents who have been abducted by agents of the evil
Empire. We meet a whole new cast of characters,
including a new droid, CR-8R, and a new villain,
Captain Korda, all illustrated here, along with the
covers for the first time.
Cally Poplack, M.D
at Egmont Publishing said:
‘I am passionate
about turning all children into proud readers, and
film brands are hugely influential when it comes to
inspiring all children to believe that reading and
books are for them. We know this from our extensive
research into what inspires people to buy children’s
books and from our work with teachers and literacy
experts. A brand like Star Wars, with its rich and
absorbing story world, can ignite a life-long reading
habit and open up books to a broader range of parents
and children – and that’s why we are so delighted to
have Adventures in Wild Space series, The Escape in
this year’s World Book Day campaign.’
book in the Adventures in Wild Space series, The
Escape will publish in the UK on 3rd March 2016 for
Adventures in Wild Space: The Snare and
Adventures in Wild Space: The Nest will publish
simultaneously on 3rd March for £6.99.