The Wookiee Storybook is a Star Wars Legends picture book written by Eleanor Ehrhardt and illustrated by Patricia Wynne. It follows the young Wookiee Lumpy as he travels to the Nother World to collect wasaka berries for Chewbacca's two-hundredth birthday. The book was published by Random House on September 12, 1979.
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Plot summary[edit | edit source]
On the jungle planet Kashyyyk, the young Wookiee Lumpawarrump (Lumpy) and his mother, Mallatobuck (Malla), are preparing a surprise party for Chewbacca, Lumpy's father and Malla's husband. It is Chewbacca's two-hundredth birthday, and he is returning to Kashyyyk after traveling with the pilot Han Solo for three years. Malla wants to make wasaka-berry pudding, which Chewbacca loves, but she does not have enough wasaka berries. Lumpy asks if he can go get the berries, which are located in the dangerous "Nother World." Malla does not want Lumpy to get hurt, so she refuses, upsetting Lumpy. Lumpy's grandfather, Attichitcuk (Itchy) decides to cheer up the young Wookiee by telling him a story of Chewbacca's heroism.
Itchy tells Lumpy that long ago, the Wookiees came to Kashyyyk from another planet. However, one day, slavers came to Kashyyyk and captured several Wookiees, including Chewbacca, and took them to the slavers' planet. When Solo visited the planet, the pilot helped the Wookiees free themselves from the slavers. From then on, Chewbacca had the honor of being Solo's copilot. Itchy concludes his story and describes what the upcoming bicentennial party will be like.
Lumpy becomes inspired by Itchy's story and decides to go get the wasaka berries, despite Malla's warning. Lumpy begins to climb down into the Nother World, but he slips and plummets into a swamp. The beasts in the Nother World chase Lumpy until he dives into a log to hide. Meanwhile, Malla realizes that Lumpy has disappeared, so she sends thought waves to Chewbacca to come quickly. Chewbacca receives the message and flies an explorer craft away from the Millennium Falcon to save Lumpy. Chewbacca finds Lumpy and returns with him to the house. Chewbacca tells Lumpy that he is a hero for never giving up while trapped in the Nother World. After arriving back home, Chewbacca is surprised by the birthday party, and hundreds of Wookiees celebrate.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- "When I set out to recast and redeem the Lumpy story in The Black Fleet Crisis, I was drawing on a copy of the Star Wars Storybook which Lucasfilm loaned to me after turning down my proposal to give Chewbacca a polygamous family—I was obliged to work with the family Chewbacca already had."
- ―Michael P. Kube-McDowell
The 1996 novel Tyrant's Test references the events of The Wookiee Storybook, revealing that Lumpy's misadventure had grown among his friends and family with each retelling. According to Tyrant's Test author Michael P. Kube-McDowell, his proposal to give Chewbacca a polygamous family in Tyrant's Test was turned down by Lucasfilm, who cited The Wookiee Storybook and loaned him a copy.
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Editions[edit | edit source]
- ISBN 9780394842561; September 12, 1979; Random House; Hardcover
- ISBN 9780394942568; 1979; Random House; Library binding
Appearances[edit | edit source]
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Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- The Jedi Master's Quizbook
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
- "Scouting the Galaxy"—Star Wars Insider 39
- "Wasaka Berries and Monster Ships"—Star Wars Insider 74
- "Jawa's Corner"—Star Wars Insider 94
- Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle
- Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle, Updated Edition
- "The Early Days of the Expanded Universe"—Star Wars Insider 141
- Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual History, Updated and Expanded Edition