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Indiana Jones

Wolfgang Muller

Henry Jones

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Read-Along Adventure

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Storybook

Anne Digby
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

by Anne Digby.
First published in 1989.

ISBN 0-590-42874-8 (Paperback, 64 Pages)

Like the previously featured Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade book, this version was also published to coincide with the release of the movie in 1989 although this edition is aimed at slightly older children and is a little bit longer as a result.

Watched with sneaking admiration by the man in the brown hat, Indiana ran along the rail tracks as fast as he could go, clutching the precious cross, until he reached the street where he lived.
He burst into his father's study, panting for breath.
"Out!" said his father. The professor's study was a no-go area. Right now he was sitting at his desk. His head was bent over a faded volume, its pages made of ancient parchment.
"This really is important, dad!"
"Then wait - count to twenty," replied his father, still deeply immersed. "Junior!"
"Dad!" began Indy, as soon as he'd got to twenty. "Look." He started to pull the cross from inside his shirt. "I was in the cave with the Scout troup and..."
"Now in Greek," commanded the Professor.
In an agony of frustration, the boy began to count in Greek. His father was just finishing his sketch and murmuring to himself:
"May he who illuminated this, illuminate me."

The author successfully converts the movie's screenplay making it more attractive to a younger audience although reducing Indiana's age to twelve years old was maybe going just a little too far. Effectively now having Wolfgang Müller on top of the circus train is certainly an interesting image but not exactly convincing. Luckily however, this heavily illustrated book features five different pictures of a much older River.

But of course, when you're twelve, you think you can do anything. You think that you will live forever.

"You lost today, kid, but that doesn't mean you have to like it."
He held up his hat by the crown and slowly, almost as though he were performing an initiation ceremony, he placed it on Indiana's head.
Indiana drew himself up to his full height and gazed up into the man's face. Blue eyes met blue eyes.
"The Cross of Coronado is four hundred years old and it still has a long way to go," said Indy. "I aim to be around."

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