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The Strange Case of Origami Yodaby Tom Angleberger
Can you trust advice from a paper finger puppet? Tommy is going to find out. Read this book! You must!
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andquot;I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing.andquot;
andmdash;Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
andldquo;Dear Frank Einstein,
Please invent time machine. Send your books back in time to me in 1978.
Also a levitating skateboard.
andmdash;Tom Angleberger, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring Frankandrsquo;s inventionsandmdash;the robots Klink and Klankandmdash;to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor . . . until Frankandrsquo;s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fictionandmdash;an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.
andquot;In the final analysis, this buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to andlsquo;keep asking questions and finding your own answersandrsquo; fires on all cylinders.andquot;
--Booklist, starred review
andquot;Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect.andquot;
andquot;In refusing to take itself too seriously, it proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful.andquot;
andquot;With humor, straightforward writing, tons of illustrations, and a touch of action at the end, this book is accessible and easy to read, making it an appealing choice for reluctant readers. A solid start to the series.andquot;
--School Library Journal
andquot;Kids will love Frank Einstein because even though he is a new character he will be instantly recognizable to the readers...Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I canand#39;t wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters.andquot;
andmdash;Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl
andquot;Jon Scieszkaand#39;s new series has the winning ingredients that link his clever brilliance in story telling with his knowledge of real science, while at the same time the content combination of fiction and non fiction appeals to the full range of the market.andquot;
andmdash;Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt
"'Is Origami Yoda real?' is the question that plagues sixth-grader Tommy and drives the plot of this snappy debut. From one perspective, Origami Yoda is a finger puppet that offers cryptic but oddly sage advice to Tommy and his classmates. From another, he is simply the 'green paperwad' animated by Tommy's misfit friend, Dwight, who 'wear[s] shorts with his socks pulled up above his knees' and stares into space 'like a hypnotized chicken.' Compiling a series of funny, first-person accounts of Yoda's wisdom from his friends, Tommy hopes to solve this mystery to determine whether to trust Yoda's advice about asking a certain girl to dance. Angleberger peppers his chapters with spot-on boy banter, humorously crude Captain Underpants — style drawings, and wisecrack asides that comically address the social land mines of middle school. Tommy confronts the ethical dilemma of standing up for the weird kid and the angst of school dances: 'My hands were shaking and my stomach was excited like the time my dad accidentally drove into a fire hydrant.' But with enigmatic counsel like 'Cheetos for everyone you must buy,' Yoda keeps the mystery alive. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Behind every great superhero is a very angry younger brother.
Luke Parker was just your average comic book fan until his boring, teachers pet, helps-old-ladies-across-the-street brother Zack got turned into a superhero. Luke cant believe the unfairness of it all—hes the one with the encyclopedic knowledge of everything from Ant-Man to Wolverine! At least he can help Zack—aka Star Guy—with all the important parts of becoming a superhero, like using his newfound powers and deciding whether or not to wear a cape.
But when Star Guy gets into super-size trouble, its up to Luke—and his nosy neighbor, Lara—to rescue his big brother and, with a little luck, help him save the world.
The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School!
After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey's sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest—are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet.
About the Author
Applying for a job as a newspaper artist, Tom Angleberger was mistakenly assigned to cover local government meetings. Fifteen years and countless town council meetings later, he is still writing instead of drawing, currently as a columnist for the Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia. He began work on his first book while in middle school. Tom is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell. They live in Christianburg, Virginia.
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