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Vader’s Little Princess:

(Star Wars: Darth Vader and Kids)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  10,247 ratings  ·  1,035 reviews
In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader--Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire--now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager.

Smart and funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bri
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by Chronicle Books (first published 2013)
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This was pretty great, but let's be honest... was it really a kid's book or for the adults??? ;) Unless your child is old enough to have seen the movies and understand the references, it would be the parents who get the most kick out of this book.

I personally am a huge Stars Wars fan, so it was a total win for me. Basically, it's many panels showing Darth Vader and Leia as she grows up... he finds himself in many typical fatherly situations and Leia acts as many cliched girl children do.


I am disgusted by this book. How dare Jeffrey Brown play fast and loose with Star Wars continuity?! Darth Vader was not a "single Dad" just trying to be the best Dad he could be. He was the most vile, most villainous henchman of the Empire. He was responsible for multiple murders, took part in genocides, he was damn near irredeemable, and here Brown is trying to make us think he was somehow kind and playful, just a good Dad in a tough situation.

I'll tell you what this is: it is an insult to al
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
This is a sweet book with charming pictures of Darth Vader raising his little princess. And, it's not easy for the Dark Lord of Sith to get his teenage daughter to do as he wants.

Still I prefer Darth Vader and Son to this book. This book was not funny in the same way as the previous book was.
May 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans

It takes about ten minutes to read and is quite funny. This was my favorite page:
Jon(athan) Nakapalau
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Could not help but think of Carrie Fisher as I read this my review is more than likely influenced by how sad I was to hear of her passing. Took me back to the summer of Star Wars - a great summer for me.
Although there is not really much if any continuous storyline depicted in Jeffery Brown's Vader's Little Princess, the short little comic-book episodes of Star War's Darth Vader as a single father to Princess Leia have indeed been a fun and engaging (ten minute or so) reading interlude (with appealing, often wildly hilarious illustrations, with Jefferey Brown also depicting, describing scenarios both funny and relatable and of course, all of the allusions to the Star Wars movies being a pure joy ...more
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it

”Behave yourself, or my Dad will totally kill you.”

I have flashed my sci-fi geek badge once or twice around the GR block, but I don’t believe I’ve gushed about my fascinationlove…obsession with Star Wars. :D

It is flat out scary how many times I have seen the movies. My blood now pumps in rhythm to the theme song! And…(view spoiler) Over the years, I have developed an additional layer of love to the obsession though—watching the
Peter Derk
May 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
What can I say? I thought the Darth Vader and Son book was a little better, and this was kind of more of the same thing.

I DO think it's funny, reading other reviews, that people think it's stereotypical. I mean, yeah, it's stereotypical that a dad would have arguments with his daughter about leaving the house in a belly shirt. But I think that's really the whole point here. Leia is used as a device to put Darth Vader in humorous situations, not the other way around. It's funny to watch Darth Vad
Michelle {Book Hangovers}
I saw this at the bookstore and thought it would be the perfect gift to get my hubby for our daughter's Father's Day present! It being perfect because this family LOVES Star Wars and because we got our daughter's name from Princess Leia.

Believe me, when he saw this he definitely got a kick out of it!!

Fun to read with comical and creative illustrations!
A joy to read for anyone :)
Gianfranco Mancini

Maybe not as good as previous one, but this still was an excellent and hilarious follow-up to first volume.

The Force is strong in this book.

Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
More of the same and in this case it's good :)
Nov 19, 2016 rated it liked it
This and Darth Vader and Son were the stars of the Scholastic book sale this week, timed to coincide with parent teacher conferences and each child made a wish list...easy! Convenient! Expensive! Because I already spent a kajillion dollars at the book sale, I put both these books on hold at the library. This quick read was a fun look at Darth Vader dealing with parenting his little girl. Silly fun, which is about all I can handle these days! 3 stars
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, kindle
Love this one!

Exactly what it would have been like between Leia and Darth Vader! Him forbidding her to wear certain clothes out in public or date Han, she crashes ships and blows up Death Stars - you know, regular family stuff. ;)
Scarlet Cameo
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dart Vader is a single father who struggle to raise her daughter...and until more grows everything gets more complicated. The book about Luke was really good, but this is better!!! Is more cute and funny especially because Vader must "support" Leia's relationship with Solo...Geez, this thing let some jewels like these:

Honestly, these situations aren't be funny if Vader wasn't the main character but, Who cares! I really like how Brown breaks the Star Wars continuity, the way he gave a spin to sit
3.5 stars

I think Darth Vader and Son was so much better than this one but I still laughed so many times! ^^


Raoofa Ibrahim
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
it's so cute.. it really makes me sad that Vader didn't get a chance to be a father
This was pretty darn cute.
I really liked how (for the most part) all Vader's lines were direct quotes from the movies used in new funny ways.
I'm looking forward to checking out the other Vader picture books in this series!
These books are the best thing.

As I sat reading them I was so excited to have kids of my own one day, so I could read these to them.
But then I realized they're pretty spoilery, and would I rather have my kids enjoy these when they're kids OR watch their faces as it is revealed that Darth Vader is Luke's father?

Thank god I have many years to figure out the answer.
David Schaafsma
Apr 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: cartoons, gn-children
Loved Vader and Son, laughed a lot; liked this, laughed less. But I say: keep doing this stuff, it's fun and getting a crazy huge audience. Thought maybe the son stuff was a little more surprising and interesting; the girl stuff more predictably father-daughterish, less revealing than Son about either Vader or father-daughter stuff.. but am I reading too much into it? Maybe. Within two hours, I, my wife and all three kids 6, 7 and 8 all eagerly read it, grabbing it from each other's hands as we ...more
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
After reading Darth Vader and Son, I had to try this as well! It is just as adorable! Like with Darth Vader and Son, this is geared toward adults, specifically parents. I believe than any parent can relate to these books. They are truthful, draw off of a well known nerdy fandom, and are just plain humorous. This is a must read for any nerdy parents out there. Anyone that adores Star Wars would get a kick out of it as well. Very well played, Mr. Brown.
Crystal Starr Light
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was waffling on whether this deserves a better or the same rating as Darth Vader and Son, but then I realized I got a lot of enjoyment out of it (even if some of the scenes were cliched "girly"). 5 stars for a great laugh.
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
My Review: 6 - Worth Reading, with Reservations

So I was utterly charmed by Brown's previous Star Wars contribution, Darth Vader and Son, and absolutely had to pre-order Vader's Little Princess as soon as I was able. Because Leia! And the art, yet again, is cute and a lot of fun, but I had one quibble with this book: the author has sons, and his Darth Vader and Son, while obviously showing father & son activities, really felt universal, stuff that you could see doing with your dad whether y
Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you! :D

Just like Darth Vader and Son, this installment is something that would be a cute gift from a girl who had been introduced to Star Wars by her father. Something where in a large percent is likely lost on children, but would be appreciated by adult fans. (Probably especially those who remember when they watched the films with their own precocious little padawans.)

Just as cute as the first one, and I might even like it better just because of Leia. &l
Luisa Knight
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
The nerd in me had to read this short, comic-strip styled book. Definitely good for a few chuckles!
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
27 April 2013

Any fan of Star Wars, will undoubtedly enjoy Vader's Little Princess. It is highly amusing to see the Supreme Commander of the Dark Side get his feathers ruffled by a rambunctious little girl. There were a few moments that had me laughing out loud.

Some favorites:
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Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Bought this for my daughter's birthday (who received a Star Wars t-shirt as well) it almost as much as Darth Vader and Son, but gave it one less star because I had a bit of an issue with some of the stereotyping. I know it's tongue-in-cheek, and clearly supposed to represent the joys and challenges of raising a girl, but I found myself taking issue with some of them. Perhaps it's because I'm in the whole "girl power" mode these days, and trying to find ways to debunk feminine stereotypes ...more
Vader's little Princess 4 Stars, borrow it
Cute story of Darth Vader and his daughter Leia who has grown up to be a teenager. Of course there is jokes and references about the movie. Recommend this, but I maybe wouldn’t buy it. It’s a quick easy read but I don’t think I’d want to read it more than once.
May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Jeannette
As a parent and a Star Wars geek, I found this hil-stinking-arious.
Plus it was written by my brother-in-law and my father-in-law.
(Okay, so maybe it wasn't but if the author wanted to avoid confusion he could've used a middle name.)
Richard Tokebroker
May 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
I went into this book expecting quirky Star Wars moments that related to parenting, what I got was an author who clearly isn't raising girls, making jokes about raising girls. If there is a sitcom stereotype about father/daughter relationships, he has thrown it into this book. I bought it and was planning to give it to my best friends, who are raising a wonderful princess of their own, and now I can't hide the thing fast enough. I don't want to say it's sexist, but it's totally a little sexist. ...more
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
I actually happen to like this one more than Darth Vader and Son, despite the fact that the latter has a higher rating. This book is simply adorable. I loved the Han and Leia bits; those were precious.
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Jeffrey Brown was born in 1975 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up reading comic books with dreams of someday drawing them, only to abandon them and focus on becoming a 'fine artist.' While earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brown abandoned painting and began drawing comics with his first autobiographical book 'Clumsy' in 2001. Since then he's drawn a dozen books fo ...more

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