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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Tom Angleberger

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Title:The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Authors:Tom Angleberger
Info:Amulet Books (2010), Hardcover, 160 pages
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Light reading about the school dork's seemingly magical origami Yoda which dispenses sage advice that the kids swear by. Tommy is not so sure about its power, especially when he's trying to figure out how to approach his crush. He collects cases from friends who have been helped (or not) by Yoda and analyzes each one, hoping to find clarity for his own situation. I was a little confused by all the different characters and had to re-read quickly to get a handle on who was who. And the dork Dwight seemed to be odd for odd's sake. But the presentation as faux notebook and doodles will attract readers looking for something fun and different. Yes, there are directions for folding a Yoda. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Fun quirky story for the preteen crowd. Great fun and deep thought moments all with a laugh. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
What a great book for fourth to sixth graders. It totally accurately portrays what first young romance is like, and it does it in a fun and funny way. Dwight is the weird kid in class, but he folds phenomenal origami and gets straight A's but only in math. He folds an origami yoda and claims it gives advice/predicts the future. Tommy a sort of friend of Dwight's needs to know if Origami Yoga is real because he asked a very important question and need's to know. The book is his case file, an organized collection of everyone's experience's with Origami Yoda so he can scientifically decide whether or not Origami Yoda is real. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
What a great book for fourth to sixth graders. It totally accurately portrays what first young romance is like, and it does it in a fun and funny way. Dwight is the weird kid in class, but he folds phenomenal origami and gets straight A's but only in math. He folds an origami yoda and claims it gives advice/predicts the future. Tommy a sort of friend of Dwight's needs to know if Origami Yoga is real because he asked a very important question and need's to know. The book is his case file, an organized collection of everyone's experience's with Origami Yoda so he can scientifically decide whether or not Origami Yoda is real. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
What a great book for fourth to sixth graders. It totally accurately portrays what first young romance is like, and it does it in a fun and funny way. Dwight is the weird kid in class, but he folds phenomenal origami and gets straight A's but only in math. He folds an origami yoda and claims it gives advice/predicts the future. Tommy a sort of friend of Dwight's needs to know if Origami Yoga is real because he asked a very important question and need's to know. The book is his case file, an organized collection of everyone's experience's with Origami Yoda so he can scientifically decide whether or not Origami Yoda is real. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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This book is dedicated to my parents, Wayne and Mary Ann, and my grandmother Arlene, who bought me my first Yoda action figure even though she thought he was ugly.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810984253, Hardcover)

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 weren’t 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. Dwight’s 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.

 
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Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.… (more)

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