Synopses & Reviews
The hilarious, clever, and much-anticipatedand#160;follow-up to the breakout hit, The Strange Case ofand#160;Origami Yoda!
It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yodaandndash;related humiliations, Harvey manages to get Dwight suspended from school for being a andldquo;troublemaker.andrdquo; Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case fileandmdash;one that will show how Dwightandrsquo;s presence benefits McQuarrie. With the help of their friends, Tommy and Kellen record cases such as andldquo;Origami Yoda and the Pre-eaten Wiener,andrdquo; andldquo;Origami Yoda and the Exploding Pizza Bagels,andrdquo; and andldquo;Origami Yoda and Wonderland: The Musical.andrdquo; But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have a secret plan that could make Dwightandrsquo;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 Paperand#160;Strikes BackSTARREDand#160;REIVEWandldquo;Anglebergerandrsquo;s just-as-funny follow-up to The Strange Case of Origami Yodaand#160;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.andrdquo;andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewand#160;andldquo;In this imaginative sequelandhellip;author Tom Angleberger has his finger puppet squarely on the erratic pulse of middle-school life, with its shifting allegiances, squeals, moans and misgivings.andrdquo;andmdash;Washington Post and#160; and#160;andldquo;As with this storyandrsquo;s predecessor, the well-observed middle-school dynamics (and Anglebergerandrsquo;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.andrdquo; andmdash;Publishers Weekly and#160; and#160; andldquo;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 wonandrsquo;t be disappointed.andrdquo; and#160; andmdash;School Library Journal and#160;and#160;andldquo;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 Dwightandrsquo;s friends try to save him from reform school.andmdash;Shelf Awareness and#160; and#160;
andldquo;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.andrdquo; and#160; andmdash;Portland Book Review and#160; and#160;andldquo;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. and#160;andmdash;Scripps News and#160;
"Angleberger closes his six-plus-volume (there is a companion origami manual with stories) series of doodle-filled Star Wars paeans with an enjoyable, funny and realistic denouement that nicely wraps up most of the series storylines. Age-appropriate boy-girl relationships add to the authenticity of the characters, who will soon be eighth graders. One last time: "stooky!" (Er, "fantastic!")"
"...Angleberger’s characteristic humor remains in abundant supply..."
"Fans of the series won’t want to miss the satisfying conclusion."
The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series from Tom Angleberger
A field trip without origami? What the Hutt?
The Origami Rebel Alliance is off to Washington, D.C. But there's a hitch. Principal Rabbski has banned origami. Without the Jedi-wise advice of Origami Yoda, how will Tommy and the gang navigate the serious drama of a class trip?
Luckily, Dwight comes prepared with green Fruit Roll-Ups that he can whip into emergency Fruitigami Yodas. Unluckily, Harvey also comes prepared with a wrinkly, hateful pickle. Can Fruitigami Yoda figure out why Emperor Pickletine is acting so sour . . . before the Emperor pushes this field trip into the Dark Side?
The final battle between the forces of good and evil at McQuarrie has everything: Twists Snacks Secrets But who is keeping the biggest secret of all? Origami Yoda himself, and it's a shocker
Includes instructions for folding your own origami.
In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that werent strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwights classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel.
F&P Level: T
F&P Genre: RF
With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their ownno Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwighta paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. Its a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice thats just as good as Yodaseven if, in the hands of the girls, it seems too preoccupied with romance. In the meantime, Dwight is fitting in a little too well at Tippett. Has the unimaginable happened? Has Dwight become normal? Its up to his old friends at McQuarrie to remind their kooky friend that its in his weirdness that his greatness lies.
With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy follow-up to his breakout bestsellers The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back.
Praise for The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
"Anglebergers third in the series continues the fun. A chorus of spot-on middle school voices and plenty of laughs are wrapped around this tale of friendship and seasoned with Star Wars references."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Tom Angleberger offers a hilarious third book in his best-selling series starring origami Star Wars characters. Anglebergers grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-on, and parents who want to get a sense of what its like be a preteen these days might consider reading this book. But you'll likely have to pry it out of your young readers hands first."
Scripps Howard News Service
2013 ReadKiddoRead Kiddos - FINALIST
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.