Star Wars is already looking to the holiday season as they’ve announced a new book called Life Day Treasury: Holiday Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away. The book from authors Cavan Scott and George Mann will tell eight stories across all eras of Star Wars centered around the Wookie holiday of Life Day. In addition, the book will feature paintings by Grant Griffin. Talking about the book, Scott said:
Winter festivals are all about hope in the darkest times, about being surrounded by family and friends. What is more Star Wars than that?
When I made the original pitch for the book, [Lucasfilm Publishing creative director] Mike Siglain suggested that we bring George on board as he had already produced two wonderful books of Star Wars folklore, Myths and Fables and Dark Legends. Teaming up made total sense, especially as George and I have a long history of working together. Who wouldn’t want to make up Christmas stories with one of their best mates? Of course, our friendship was severely tested when I insisted on playing ‘Christmas In the Stars,’ the galaxy’s greatest festive album, on loop during our work sessions.
Life Day Treasury is an idea that Cav had been talking about for some time, and I’d always thought it would make a brilliant book. We both love Christmas tales, from spooky fireside ghost stories to heart-warming winter fables, and it seemed such a good fit with Star Wars.
Grant did such an amazing job illustrating Myths and Fables and Dark Legends, that there could only be one choice when it came to the artist for this book. He’s a true inspiration, and he knows how to bring the mythic side of the Star Wars galaxy to life.
We already know a little about two of the stories that will be available. Mann explains:
Cavan has been involved with the High Republic project since the very start, so it seemed like an obvious choice to set one of our stories during that time, and it was fantastic to be able to get involved with this exciting new era and to tell a story about Jedi Master Stellan ‘on patrol’ during Coruscant’s winter festivities.” It’s inspired by that classic ‘Christmas in the city’ sub-genre, which shows a different side to the pomp and circumstance of the High Republic.