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This junior novelization tells the story of the film with language friendly to the younglings in the fandom. Though meant for a younger audience, it's true to the film, with no major scenes cut out like in subsequent junior novelizations in the series. In fact, it adds to the overall experience with a section of full color photos to enjoy!
Patricia Wrede, author of all the prequel junior novelizations, delivers a very straight-forward, age-appropriate adaptation of The Phantom Menace.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
A world is threatened.
A young queen must save her people.
A dark evil rises again.
A young Jedi is discovered.
The journey begins.