Item: Star Wars Secrets of the Jedi cover image
Year of Publication: 2005
Jude Watson’s Star Wars Secrets of the Jedi tells the story of three generations of Jedi. I haven’t read it, so I can only assume that Padmé Amidala plays a role in Anakin Skywalker’s story.
I purchased the book from Rhino Books in August 2012.
Title: Star Wars Episode I: The Visual Dictionary
Author: David Reynolds
Publisher: DK Children
Date of Publication: May 26, 1999
“The Visual Dictionary is an essential guide to Episode One of the continuing Star Wars saga. DK’s renowned Eyewitness style brings the characters, costumes, droids, and gadgetry of the Star Wars universe to life in astonishing visual detail. Highly defined, annotated photography shows and explains the culture, background, and technology of this unfolding epic struggle between good and evil. See the terrifying anatomy of Naboo sea monster, a wild podrace on Tatooine, Battle Droids in combat. Discover the finery of Queen Amidala’s court, the Jedi’s sacred beliefs, the Nemoidians’ bizarre customs and technology. Explore the secrets of the Wheel Droids, the underwater world of Jar Jar, the Byzantine intrigue of Coruscant, and much, much more! Together with the Star Wars Episode I Incredible Cross Sections, these books create a definitive Star Wars Episode I reference library. Exciting photography and exhaustive research reveal all the Star Wars: Episode 1 characters, creatures, droids, and equipment. See the new, digitally created cut-away views of C-3P0’s photoreceptor eye, the inner workings of a battle droid’s head, and Yoda’s lightsaber. Explore the extensive Jedi and Sith weaponry, the Podracers, Pit droids, viewscreens, and Gungan battle equipment. Then delve into the secrets of Anakin’s hovel and Watto’s junkshop and every detail of the Destroyer Droid weaponry and equipment! Author David West Reynolds was given extensive access to the famed Lucasfilm archives at Skywalker Ranch in California. Key objects from the movies have been re-photographed and even re-created by expert consultants from Industrial Light and Magic, George Lucas’s award-winning special-effects production company. The result is a unique and fascinating reference work that reveals the characters and creatures of the new adventure as they appear nowhere else!”
Title: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Author: Terry Brooks
The novelization of The Phantom Menace was released with four different dust jackets: Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Queen Amidala. There is also a limited edition autographed edition without a dust jacket that has Darth Maul on it.