View attachment 17548 Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced it's plans to launch four new childrenâ€™s books based on the original â€œStar Warsâ€ trilogy. The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight, written by DiTerlizzi and illustrated with Ralph McQuarrie concept art, will be released in in October 2014. Star Wars: A New Hope by Palacio will be released in April 2015, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back by Gidwitz in July 2015, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by Angleberger in October 2015. It is thought that the new picture series is being released in anticipation of the December 2015 release of â€œStar Wars: Episode VIIâ€. â€œDisney Publishing couldnâ€™t be more thrilled to have the opportunity to publish these books globally and to work with such an array of celebrated talent,â€ noted Jeanne Mosure, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher of Disney Publishing Worldwide. â€œThereâ€™s a genuine sense of enthusiasm and affinity that these authors have for this classic material, which makes this collaboration feel fresh, instantly synergistic and effortless.â€ The new â€œStar Warsâ€ books will be published by Disney-Lucasfilm Press.