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Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Bookby Tom Angleberger
Synopses & Reviews
The hilarious, clever, and much-anticipated follow-up to the breakout hit, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda!
It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda–related humiliations, Harvey manages to get Dwight suspended from school for being a “troublemaker.” Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file—one that will show how Dwight’s presence benefits McQuarrie. With the help of their friends, Tommy and Kellen record cases such as “Origami Yoda and the Pre-eaten Wiener,” “Origami Yoda and the Exploding Pizza Bagels,” and “Origami Yoda and Wonderland: The Musical.” But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have a secret plan that could make Dwight’s suspension permanent . . .
With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy sequel to his breakout bestseller.
Praise for Darth Paper Strikes Back
“Angleberger’s just-as-funny follow-up to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda delves deeper into the mystery of the helpful paper Yoda in a satisfying tale of friendship and just resistance to authority.Pitch-perfect middle-school milieu and enough Star Wars references (and laughs) to satisfy fans and win new ones.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“In this imaginative sequel…author Tom Angleberger has his finger puppet squarely on the erratic pulse of middle-school life, with its shifting allegiances, squeals, moans and misgivings.”
“As with this story’s predecessor, the well-observed middle-school dynamics (and Angleberger’s sharp sense of humor) are greatly amplified by the book's design, which includes faux wrinkled pages, abundant doodles, and other scrawled marginalia. It's a natural step up from the Wimpy Kid series, with more text and narrative complexity, but just as much on-target humor and all-around fun.” —Publishers Weekly “This book is honest, funny, and immensely entertaining. The illustrations and design will engage readers. Based on the positive reception Origami Yoda has received, kids will be clamoring for this sequel. They won’t be disappointed.” —School Library Journal
“The Force is with Tom Angleberger in this sequel to his funny and clever novel/comics hybrid, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. A sequel to equal the funny and clever novel/comics debut of the Origami Yoda, as Dwight’s friends try to save him from reform school.
“With the same deft touch that made The Strange Case of Origami Yoda a pleasure, Angleberger takes readers through the ups and downs of adolescence.” —Portland Book Review
“Darth Paper offers further proof that Angleberger really understands middle-schoolers and the daily dramas that engulf them, while still finding the humor inherent in their situations.
"Tommy, Dwight, and the rest of their friends from The Strange Case of Origami Yoda are back, and so is Dwight's wise, eponymous finger puppet, Origami Yoda, who has also transitioned to seventh grade. But Dwight's (and Origami Yoda's) days are numbered, as complaints about Dwight's behavior may lead to his being sent to a school for troubled youth. Following the format of the first book, Tommy and his friends compile episodic accounts that attest to Dwight/Origami Yoda's wisdom in dealing with problems that range from a classmate with terrible body odor to getting out of selling collectible popcorn tins for a school fundraiser. But antagonistic classmate Harvey, who has taken to wearing a Darth Paper finger puppet, is slowly turning the class toward the Dark Side. As with this story's predecessor, the well-observed middle-school dynamics (and Angleberger's sharp sense of humor) are greatly amplified by the book's design, which includes faux wrinkled pages, abundant doodles, and other scrawled marginalia. It's a natural step up from the Wimpy Kid series, with more text and narrative complexity, but just as much on-target humor and all-around fun. Ages 8 — 12. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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?
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;
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;
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.”
"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.”
About the Author
Tom Anglebergers Strange Case of Origami Yoda was hailed as “delightful” by the New York Times and called “the most original novel of the year” by the Boston Globe. Angleberger is also the author of Horton Halfpott. His website is OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christianburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.
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