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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:

Frank Einsteinand#160;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.
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ONand#160;BACKand#160;COVER:
Frank Einstein (A), kid genius scientist and inventor, along with Klink (B), a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity, and Klank (C), a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity, create an Antimatter Motor using the three states of matter: solid (D), liquid (E), and gas (F), with plans to win the Midville Science Prize. Which all works fine, until Frankandrsquo;s classmate and archrival T. Edison shows up!

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Advance praise for Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

andldquo;I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing.andrdquo;

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.

Tommyandrdquo;

andmdash;Tom Angleberger, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

andldquo;Kids will love Frank Einstein, because even though he is a new character, he will be instantly recognizable to readers . . . Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I canandrsquo;t wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters.andrdquo;and#160;andmdash;Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl

andldquo;Jon Scieszkaandrsquo;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 combination of fiction and nonfiction appeals to the full range of the market.andrdquo; 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:

At McQuarrie Middle School, the war against the FunTime Menaceandmdash;aka test prepandmdash;wages on. Our heroes have one battle under their belts, and theyandrsquo;ve even found a surprising ally in Jabba the Puppett. But to defeat the Dark Standardized Testing Forces theyandrsquo;re going to need an even bigger, even more surprising ally: Principal Rabbski. But with great forcesandmdash;aka the school boardandmdash;pushing her from above, will the gangandrsquo;s former enemy don a finger puppet and join the Rebellionandmdash;or will her transformation to Empress Rabbski, Dark Lord of the Sith, be complete?
and#160;
With this timely episode in the blockbuster Origami Yoda series, Tom Angleberger demonstrates once again that his andldquo;grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-onandrdquo; (Scripps Howard News Service).

Praise for Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!

andquot;Fans will devour this satisfying and nicely realistic conclusion to the story set up in the previous volume. Characters grow, and nonandndash;Star Wars pop-culture references seep in. Readers new to the series are advised to go back to the beginning; they wonandrsquo;t regret it.andquot;

--Kirkus Reviews

andquot;These books are more popular than a working droid on Tatooine. Expect the usual army of young Jedis to come out swinging for a copy.andquot;

--Booklist

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Synopsis:

 
Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwights back—and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students standardized test scores. Instead, its driving everyone crazy with its obnoxious videos of Professor FunTime and his insidious singing calculator! When Principal Rabbski cancels the students field trip—along with art, music, and LEGO classes—to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help. But some crises are too big for Origami Yoda to handle alone: Form a Rebel Alliance the students must. United, can they defeat the FunTime Menace and cope with a surprise attack from Jabba the Puppett?

With this latest episode in the explosively popular Origami Yoda series, Tom Angleberger proves once again that he “has his finger puppet squarely on the erratic pulse of middle-school life” (Washington Post). 

 

 

Praise  for The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett

"Chock-full of customarily quirky fun.”

--Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of the series will relish the side drawings goofy humor, the new puppets to make, and the cliff-hanger promising more to come."

--School Library Journal

"Angleberger delivers another clever, funny crowd-pleaser. The message isnt bad either: uniting for the greater good and standing up for ones beliefs. Fans of the series, or of Star Wars, will hit warp speeds to grab a copy of this one.”

--Booklist

 

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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
Author:
Angleberger, Tom
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Author:
Biggs, Brian
Author:
Scieszka, Jon
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Origami Yoda
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 160 pages Amulet Books - English 9780810984257 Reviews:
"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 ,
At McQuarrie Middle School, the war against the FunTime Menaceandmdash;aka test prepandmdash;wages on. Our heroes have one battle under their belts, and theyandrsquo;ve even found a surprising ally in Jabba the Puppett. But to defeat the Dark Standardized Testing Forces theyandrsquo;re going to need an even bigger, even more surprising ally: Principal Rabbski. But with great forcesandmdash;aka the school boardandmdash;pushing her from above, will the gangandrsquo;s former enemy don a finger puppet and join the Rebellionandmdash;or will her transformation to Empress Rabbski, Dark Lord of the Sith, be complete?
and#160;
With this timely episode in the blockbuster Origami Yoda series, Tom Angleberger demonstrates once again that his andldquo;grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-onandrdquo; (Scripps Howard News Service).

Praise for Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!

andquot;Fans will devour this satisfying and nicely realistic conclusion to the story set up in the previous volume. Characters grow, and nonandndash;Star Wars pop-culture references seep in. Readers new to the series are advised to go back to the beginning; they wonandrsquo;t regret it.andquot;

--Kirkus Reviews

andquot;These books are more popular than a working droid on Tatooine. Expect the usual army of young Jedis to come out swinging for a copy.andquot;

--Booklist

and#160;

"Synopsis" by ,
 
Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwights back—and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students standardized test scores. Instead, its driving everyone crazy with its obnoxious videos of Professor FunTime and his insidious singing calculator! When Principal Rabbski cancels the students field trip—along with art, music, and LEGO classes—to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help. But some crises are too big for Origami Yoda to handle alone: Form a Rebel Alliance the students must. United, can they defeat the FunTime Menace and cope with a surprise attack from Jabba the Puppett?

With this latest episode in the explosively popular Origami Yoda series, Tom Angleberger proves once again that he “has his finger puppet squarely on the erratic pulse of middle-school life” (Washington Post). 

 

 

Praise  for The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett

"Chock-full of customarily quirky fun.”

--Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of the series will relish the side drawings goofy humor, the new puppets to make, and the cliff-hanger promising more to come."

--School Library Journal

"Angleberger delivers another clever, funny crowd-pleaser. The message isnt bad either: uniting for the greater good and standing up for ones beliefs. Fans of the series, or of Star Wars, will hit warp speeds to grab a copy of this one.”

--Booklist

 

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