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Review of <i>Star Wars: A Scanimation Book</i> by Rufus Butler Seder

Review of Star Wars: A Scanimation Book by Rufus Butler Seder


Workman Pub


New York, New York, United States of America

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Library and Information Science | Modern Literature


Children's literature, reviews


Star Wars: A Scanimation Book is undoubtedly most unique in format. One page has a quote and additional description of the scene on the opposing page, which is a unique “Scanimation” picture. The “Scanimation” picture moves by moving the page back and forth; indeed, it is most reminiscent of a picture flip book. Scenes from all six Star Wars movies are present, although there is an odd unevenness. Episodes One, Three, and Six are only given one picture, Episodes Two and Four have two pictures each, while Episode Five has a whopping 4 pictures! The unevenness of the pictures and corresponding quote pages is a little puzzling. The book is attractive looking, with a shiny silver cover and a “scanimation” picture visible through the front cover. Nevertheless, this book has little to offer in the way of educational value; it seems to be mostly designed for Star Wars fans and lovers of “Scanimation.” There is no narrative, no theme beyond the theme of Star Wars.Optional Purchase. Stacie Schmidt, Centennial Library Intern.


Review of <i>Star Wars: A Scanimation Book</i> by Rufus Butler Seder

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