Star Wars: A Storybook is a Star Wars Legends young-reader adaptation of the original trilogy film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. It was adapted by J. J. Gardner and published by Scholastic Inc. on March 13, 1997.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....
Luke Skywalker intercepts a secret message to someone named Obi-Wan Kenobi. The message is from Princess Leia. She is being held captive by the evil Imperial forces, being led by Darth Vader. But she has hidden the plans for the Death Star, the Empire's most deadly weapon, in the droid R2-D2. Obi-Wan must deliver the plans to the Rebel Alliance. But Obi-Wan needs Luke's help to complete this dangerous mission. So they enlist the aid of the pilot Han Solo and set off on a journey to save the galaxy…a journey that will teach Luke the power of the Force and shape his destiny forever.