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"Yoda was really strong in the Force! Luke could not believe it. That was why he had failed. He did not believe in himself. He did not believe in the Force. Luke trained even harder. He listened to Yoda and practiced day and night."
―Description of Luke Skywalker's training under Yoda[src]

Use the Force! is a young readers story from Disney–Lucasfilm Press, released on April 7, 2015. It tells the story of Luke Skywalker learning the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Yoda, as retold from the film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.

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Before Luke can be a Jedi, he needs to learn from Yoda! This fully-illustrated level 2 reader retells the classic scenes from The Empire Strikes Back where Luke learns to use the force for the very first time.

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Wanting to become a Jedi Knight, Luke Skywalker flies in his X-wing starfighter with R2-D2 to the planet Dagobah. There, he seeks the wise Jedi Master, Yoda. After crashing his starfighter in a swamp, he swims to shore and finds a small, green alien who turns out to be Yoda. While not carrying the appearance of a mighty warrior, Yoda agrees to the teach Skywalker the ways of the Force.

Skywalker begins his Jedi training. He endures grueling physical exercises that include doing cartwheels with Yoda strapped to his back, vigorous runs through swamps and handstands. Next, Skywalker encounters a mysterious cave that reeks with the power of the dark side of the Force. Bringing his lightsaber, Skywalker ventures inside the cave, where he discovers the dreaded Darth Vader. The two duel, but when Vader vanishes, Skywalker realizes that Vader was never really there and he has failed the test that was set for him by Yoda.

Skywalker redoubles his efforts in training, but then R2-D2 alerts him that the X-wing starfighter that had crashed into the swamp is sinking. Skywalker is uncertain how to get it out of the swamp, so Yoda tells him to use the Force. Skywalker uses the Force and the vessel begins to rise, but he is unable to pull it out of the swamp. He gives up and begins to walk away, but then, to his surprise, Yoda himself uses the power of the Force to raise the starfighter. Luke is awed, unable to believe what he just saw. He resolves to train even harder, listening to Yoda's instructions and practicing at all hours. He becomes powerful in the Force, learning to lift objects of all sizes using only the Force. During his training, he has a powerful vision of his friends in danger, having been captured by Darth Vader. Though he knows it is a trap, he is resolved to save them. He departs Dagobah in his starfighter, ready to use the Force, but promises Yoda that he will return.[3]

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The story was adapted with more complex language as "A Jedi, You Must Become" in the compilation volume 5-Minute Star Wars Stories.

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  2. TwitterLogo.svg Michael Siglain (@msiglain) on Twitter: "that's courtesy of the fine folks at @Pilot_Studio. They're also responsible for awesome art in the recent SW Early Readers." (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Use the Force!
  4. Amazon favicon.png World of Reading Star Wars Use The Force!: Level 2: Disney Book Group on (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 World of Reading Star Wars: Use The Force! on (backup link)
  6. This book adapts Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 3 ABY.
Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
Full adaptations
Novel · Junior novelization (Updated Edition) · So You Want to Be a Jedi? · A Storybook · Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure · Golden Book · Illustrated Screenplay · Mighty Chronicles · A Pop-Up Book · Classic Star Wars · Read-Along · Shakespeare · Step-Up Movie Adventures · Script fascimile · Storybook · Golden Book · The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight · Star Wars in Pictures: The Original Trilogy · The Original Trilogy Stories · Star Wars Treasury: The Original Trilogy · The Power of the Dark Side · Studio Fun
Partial adaptations:
The Hoth Adventure · I Want to Be a Jedi · Meltdown on Hoth · Use the Force! · AT-AT Attack! · 5-Minute Star Wars Stories · 5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back · The Chewbacca Story · A Leader Named Leia · From a Certain Point of View
Legends Comics:
Marvel: 39 · 40 · 41 · 42 · 43 · 44 · Marvel Illustrated Version
Marvel Special Edition 2 · Marvel Super Special 16 · Annual 1980
Classic: 1 · 2 · (TPB) · The Special Edition
Infinities: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · (TPB) · Manga: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · PhotoComic
Canon Comics:
Cinestory · Graphic Novel Adaptation · The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel · Screen Comix
Video games
Arcade game · 1982 video game · 1991 video game
Mobile · Super
Activity books
Book-and-record · Classic Star Wars book-and-tape · Read-Along Storybook and CD · 1980 Coloring Book · 1982 Coloring Book · Mix or Match Storybook · Ultimate Sticker Book · Activity Book
Behind the scenes
Annotated Screenplays · The Art of · The Making of · Notebook
A Journal of the Making of
· Portfolio · Sketchbook · Behind the Magic · Official Collector's Edition · Empire Building: The Remarkable Real Life Story of Star Wars · Chronicles · Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy
Guide and reference books
The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook · Trilogy Sourcebook, Special Edition · Who's Who
The Visual Dictionary (Complete · (Updated Edition)) · Incredible Cross-Sections (Complete
The Complete Saga · Star Wars in 100 Scenes· Complete Vehicles) · 20th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine
100 Defining Moments · The Best of · Galaxy Guide 3 (Second Edition) · Super Official Game Secrets
Other material and merchandise
Funfax · Official Collectors Edition · Panorama Book · Radio drama (NPR Dramatization)
Soundtrack · LEGO · Toy line · Trading card game · Widevision · Illustrated · Who's Who
Customizable Card Game: Hoth Revised Unlimited · Hoth Limited · Dagobah Limited
Cloud City Limited · Special Edition Limited · Dagobah Revised Unlimited · Enhanced Cloud City · Introductory Game

Official Poster Monthly: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5

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