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Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan is a non-canon novel by Jeffrey Brown, the sequel to 2013's Jedi Academy. It was released on July 29, 2014.[1]

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

Author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns in the highly anticipated sequel to the NY Times Bestseller Jedi Academy!

It's time to return to middle school in a galaxy far, far away…

After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. He couldn't have been more wrong. Roan feels like he's drifting apart from his friends, and it's only made worse when Roan discovers he's not the amazing pilot he thought he'd be. When the school bullies take him under their wing, he decides they aren't so bad after all—or are they?

This year, Roan will have to face alien poetry tests, menacing robots, food fights, flight simulation class, online bullies, more lightsaber duels, and worst of all… a girl who is mad at him.

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school—all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails, and more.[2]

Opening crawl[edit | edit source]

Return of the Padawan
A long time ago in a
galaxy far, far away...

There was a boy
named Roan Novachez
(that's me) who ALWAYS
wanted to be a pilot
but ended up at JEDI
ACADEMY. His first year
started off REALLY BAD
but ended up great! THIS
school year will definitely

Special editions[edit | edit source]

Editions sold at Target and Barnes & Noble respectively include an extra issue of The Padawan Observer and two extra Ewok Pilot comics along with "Stuff to know about Ewoks" and "Things Ewoks say," a dictionary of Ewokese featured within the title.[5]

It was collected in Jedi Academy: Trilogy Box Set.

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

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Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology


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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan – Exclusive Reveal on (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan (Book 2) on (backup link)
  3. Jedi Academy states that Yoda, who was born in 896 BBY according to The New Essential Chronology, is 700 years old. Therefore, Jedi Academy takes place in 196 BBY, and Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan, which takes place one year later, takes place in 195 BBY.
  4. Interview with Jeffrey Brown
  5. Jeffrey Brown Comics - Ask me anything!

External links[edit | edit source]

Jedi Academy · Return of the Padawan · The Phantom Bully
A New Class · The Force Oversleeps · The Principal Strikes Back
Revenge of the Sis · Attack of the Furball · At Last, Jedi
Attack of the Journal
Trilogy Box Set
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