- "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a scavenger, a soldier, and a lost droid. This is the story of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can read along with me in your book. You'll know it's time to turn the page when your hear this sound.... Let's begin now."
- ―Michael D. Hanks
The Force Awakens Read-Along Storybook and CD is a young-readers adaptation of the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was written by Elizabeth Schaefer, illustrated by Brian Rood, and released by Disney–Lucasfilm Press on April 5, 2016 by Disney–Lucasfilm Press. The media includes music and dialogue from the film, and is narrated by Michael D. Hanks.
Retailer Target released an exclusive hardcover edition with a limited-edition Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster inside.
An illustrated 8x8 storybook with audio CD retelling The Force Awakens.
Since the story is truncated into a 20-minute format, it skips over the rathtars aboard the Eravana. Additionally, it includes deleted scenes such as Finn presenting his blaster and Poe Dameron's dialogue from "X-wings Prepare for Lightspeed" deleted scene.
- Narrator - Michael D. Hanks
- Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma
- Adam Driver as Ben "Kylo Ren" Solo
- Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
- John Boyega as FN-2187/Finn
- Daisy Ridley as Rey
- Harrison Ford as Han Solo
- Illustrated by Brian Rood
- Music composed by John Williams
- Based on the screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt
- Adapted by Elizabeth Schaefer
- All music published by Utapau Music (BMI)
- Published 2016 Walt Disney Records/Lucasfilm Ltd., Copyright & TM 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd.
- ISBN 9781484731499; April 5, 2016; Disney–Lucasfilm Press; paperback
- ISBN 9781484782194; April 5, 2016; Disney–Lucasfilm Press; Target-exclusive hardcover
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- Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Read-Along Storybook and CD by Elizabeth Schaefer- Target Exclusive (Mixed Media Product)