Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back is a non-canon title in the Star Wars Epic Yarns series that presents the story of the classic Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back as if the characters and situations were made of yarn or felt. The book is authored by Jack Wang and Holman Wang.
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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.
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The story of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back is presented in twelve words, as well as scenes on the front and back cover, the back cover scene presenting a quotation from the film. The scenes shown are:
- Front cover - Luke Skywalker engages Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel on Cloud City.
- Snow - Luke Skywalker rides a tauntaun through the snowy wastes of Hoth.
- Run - Luke Skywalker runs from Imperial walkers during the Battle of Hoth.
- Teacher - Yoda sits in a leafy field on Dagobah.
- Force - Luke Skywalker trains with Yoda, levitating a rock while balancing Yoda on a single foot, as R2-D2 watches.
- Friend - Han Solo greets Lando Calrissian, accompanied by Leia Organa, C-3PO and Chewbacca.
- Foe - Han Solo and Leia Organa are brought before Darth Vader and Boba Fett.
- Kiss - Escorted by stormtroopers, Leia Organ and Han Solo share a kiss.
- Frozen - Han Solo is frozen in carbonite.
- Dark - Shrouded in darkness, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader continue their duel on Cloud City.
- Father - Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that he is his father.
- No! - Luke Skywalker, blood on his face, protests that Vader's assertion cannot be true.
- Goodbye - Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, C-3PO and R2-D2 observe space from the Millennium Falcon.
- Back cover - Darth Sidious tells Darth Vader that there is a great disturbance in the Force and Vader replies that he has felt it.
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