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New Obi-Wan book coming in the fall...

There's a new book planned titled Star Wars: The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi. It's a young adult novel and is being written by Ryder Windham. As of now, the release date is October 2008. It takes place between 39 BBY and 4 ABY (according to Wookieepedia) and is said to re-tell the Star Wars story from Obi-Wan's point of view.

Here's what starwars.com says about it:

For younger readers, Scholastic Inc. is giving Obi-Wan Kenobi the similar biography treatment they gave Darth Vader recently, with Star Wars: The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi. This unique examination of the six-part movie saga centers around Obi-Wan, and his evolving role as Jedi, General, hermit and mentor. It is written by Ryder Windham, with cover and slipcase art by Hugh Fleming. It is due out in October of 2008.

And nowhere does it say that this will be a series even though it's for younger readers. This is a hardcover book too and the younger reader books usually are not.

There's no character list yet but fans of Ferus Olin can always hope he will put in an appearance, a possibility since it's been said Ferus lived until Alderaan's destruction and watched over Leia Organa.

Here's the artwork that's included with the information at starwars.com:


I wonder why this book's for young readers but it's said to follow The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader which was not for young readers?

I am very curious about the book though. How can it be an "examination of the six-part movie saga"? Won't that overlap a lot with other stories and besides, if it follows The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader doesn't that cut out the PT? Or are they simply saying it follows it in being published? I hope they release a little more innformation about it soon so we'll know more of what area it covers...'cause I'm confused!
Rise and Fall was episodic, starting with childhood, so won't this book do the same? Even if it doesn't include Watson's OCs, Siri and the rest, it'll be interesting. On p. 68 of Rise, an "unfortunate rivalry with another Padawan" is the closest Windham gets to mentioning Ferus.