Synopses & Reviews
With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their ownandmdash;no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwightandmdash;a paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. Itandrsquo;s a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice thatandrsquo;s just as good as Yodaandrsquo;sandmdash;even 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? Itandrsquo;s up to his old friends at McQuarrie to remind their kooky friend that itandrsquo;s 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
andquot;Anglebergerandrsquo;s 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.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
andquot;Tom Angleberger offers a hilarious third book in his best-selling series starring origami Star Wars characters. Anglebergerandrsquo;s grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-on, and parents who want to get a sense of what itandrsquo;s like be a preteen these days might consider reading this book. But youand#39;ll likely have to pry it out of your young readerandrsquo;s hands first.andquot;
andmdash;Scripps Howard News Service
2013 ReadKiddoRead Kiddos Finalist
The fourth case file of the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series from Tom Angleberger
Some problems are too big for Origami Yoda alone . . .
This semester, Dwight, Tommy, Sara, and the gang must face their deadliest enemy yet: The FunTime Education System. Meant to raise standardized test scores, the mind-numbing videos of Professor FunTime and his singing calculator are driving everybody crazy And worse yet, to make time for FunTime, all electives--drama, art, band--have been canceled
Naturally, the kids turn to Origami Yoda for help, but he tells them that this enemy is too strong for him to fight alone. If they want to get their favorite classes back, they must form a Rebel Alliance. Soon dozens of kids, each with his or her own origami puppet, join the Alliance. But will the Force be with them--or will they be defeated by the FunTime Menace?
Includes instructions for origami Jabba and Ewok.
About the Author
Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series, which includes The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache. Visit him online at www.OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christianburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.