Dangers of the Core is a children's picture book inclusive of stickers written by Jim Thomas and illustrated by Boris Vallejo. It is a Jedi Readers Step 3 (Grades 2–3) young readers publication. It depicts the events that happen between Qui-Gon Jinn meeting Jar Jar Binks, and when they arrive at Theed.
Dangers of the Core is a re-cap of the underwater chase scene from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
"The planet Naboo is being invaded! Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan have to get to Theed and warn the Queen.Jar Jar Binks knows the best way, but it's underwater! Will they make it through the core without being gobbled up by undersea monsters? Read this colorful fully-illustrated beginner reader and find out!"