The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

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Not so long ago, in a middle school not so far away, a sixth grader named Dwight folded an origami finger puppet of Yoda. For class oddball Dwight, this wasn't weird. It was typical Dwight behavior. But what is weird is that Origami Yoda is uncannily wise and prescient. He can predict the date of a pop quiz, guess who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and save a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight's classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, Tommy assembles this first case file in the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, hailed by School Library Journal as "honest, funny, and immensely entertaining."
 

About Tom Angleberger

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Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, which won the 2010 E. B. White Read Aloud Award for middle readers, Darth Paper Strikes Back, and Horton Halfpott, which Kirkus dubbed "a romp from start to finish." He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with his wife, author and illustrator Cece Bell.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by Amulet Books. 160 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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Sixth grader Tommy has a dilemma: He doesn't know whether to trust the advice of Origami Yoda, who dispenses wisdom from his perch on the finger of mega-nerd Dwight.

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Sixth grader Tommy has a dilemma: He doesn’t know whether to trust the advice of Origami Yoda, who dispenses wisdom from his perch on the finger of mega-nerd Dwight.

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The Wall Street Journal

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Dwight himself is "a total loser," we read in Tom Angleberger's tale for children ages 9-12, yet Origami Yoda, perched on Dwight's finger and speaking through Dwight's mouth, is able somehow to dispense wisdom of an almost supernatural quality.

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The Roanoke Times

Books by local author and Roanoke Times columnist Tom Angleberger have always been favorites of mine — ever since his first book, “The Qwikpick Adventure Society.” The “Origami Yoda” cover looked awesome — but what I got was even better.

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In this outing, a member of the group named Dwight creates an origami finger puppet of the Stars Wars character Yoda and convinces at least some of his schoolmates that it's like an oracle who can can impart wisdom and predict the future.

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The Daily Fig

Far from being gimmicky, the illustrations and presentation are quite charming, and the instructions to make your own origami Yoda included in the back of the book give you a chance to test Tommy’s theories on your own—or at least your knowledge of Yoda quotes.

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Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

I don't know if this is a book I'd necessarily like, but I have to say the title definitely caught my attention!

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