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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

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ISBN13: 9780810984257
ISBN10: 0810984253
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Staff Pick

Can you trust advice from a paper finger puppet? Tommy is going to find out. Read this book! You must!
Recommended by Kathy H, Powell's Books at PDX

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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

andquot;Huge laughs and great scienceandmdash;the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend.andquot;

andmdash;Mac Barnett, author ofand#160;Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two

and#160;

andldquo;Dear Frank Einstein,

Please invent time machine. Send your books back in time to me in 1978.

Also a levitating skateboard.

Tommyandrdquo;

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.

STARRED REVIEW

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;

andmdash;Kirkus Reviews

andquot;In refusing to take itself too seriously, it proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful.andquot;

andmdash;Publishers Weekly

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

Review:

"'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.)

Synopsis:

Another Pinkwaterpalooza, jam-packed with off-beat characters and wild happenings for a one-of-a-kind coming of age adventure!

Synopsis:

“What Pinkwater does is magic, and Im grateful for it.” --Neil Gaiman (about The Neddiad)

 

Is Bushman the gorilla alive? According to the papers, he died a long time ago. Why is he so important to the high school senior and aspiring Great Artist Harold Knishke? Its a hot summer in 1960s Chicago, and people are on the streets late at night, including the Chicken Man and Molly the dwerg. While reading this hilarious young adult novel (with illustrations by Calef Brown!) teens will ask themselves, “Why am I reading this?” and “Is Harold about to embark on a voyage of great adventure?” He is.

Synopsis:

On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that theyandrsquo;ve formed a pranking duo, theyandrsquo;re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist backandmdash;including pranking alongside him.

Authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John andldquo;are in perfect comic harmonyandrdquo; (Publishers Weekly) in this series that celebrates inventiveness, friendship, and the power of teamworkandmdash;for good, or for terrible.

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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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Dar, February 1, 2013 (view all comments by Dar)
My 7 yr old daughter loved this book and just finished the second in the series. A bonus, she got to fold Origami Yoda. She was tickled with the instructions for origami.
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Take me to your reader!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810984257
Subtitle:
Book One
Author:
Angleberger, Tom
Author:
Rao, Chatura
Author:
Scieszka, Jon
Author:
Barnett, Mac
Author:
Rao, Adithi
Author:
Solomons, David
Author:
Angleb
Author:
Pinkwater, Daniel
Author:
Cornell, Kevin
Author:
erger, Tom
Author:
Biggs, Brian
Author:
John, Jory
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Middle schools
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Frank Einstein
Publication Date:
20140819
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 halftones, 1 map
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in
Age Level:
08-12

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Can you trust advice from a paper finger puppet? Tommy is going to find out. Read this book! You must!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'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.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Another Pinkwaterpalooza, jam-packed with off-beat characters and wild happenings for a one-of-a-kind coming of age adventure!
"Synopsis" by ,

“What Pinkwater does is magic, and Im grateful for it.” --Neil Gaiman (about The Neddiad)

 

Is Bushman the gorilla alive? According to the papers, he died a long time ago. Why is he so important to the high school senior and aspiring Great Artist Harold Knishke? Its a hot summer in 1960s Chicago, and people are on the streets late at night, including the Chicken Man and Molly the dwerg. While reading this hilarious young adult novel (with illustrations by Calef Brown!) teens will ask themselves, “Why am I reading this?” and “Is Harold about to embark on a voyage of great adventure?” He is.

"Synopsis" by ,
On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that theyandrsquo;ve formed a pranking duo, theyandrsquo;re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist backandmdash;including pranking alongside him.

Authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John andldquo;are in perfect comic harmonyandrdquo; (Publishers Weekly) in this series that celebrates inventiveness, friendship, and the power of teamworkandmdash;for good, or for terrible.

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