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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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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (2010)

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Origami Yoda is a finger puppet that everyone goes to for advice, but the person behind it is Dwight who is a kid that is really weird and for him to create this prominent character is really surprising to everyone. Throughout the book there is a series of different stories being told with every single student's experience. Tommy the boy that is reading the 'files' and is constantly questioning if Origami Yoda is just a joke or if it is real. In the end the boys discover that life was never about relying on Origami Yoda it was about taking risks, which taught every one a lesson.
  jzsolorzano7 | Mar 21, 2017 |
This was a cute book. Any Star Wars, child-feel can be sure to relate. Tommy has a problem - is one of the kids he kind of hangs out with channeling Yoda through his origami ginger puppet or is this misfit really just playing them all for attention? Tommy presents the reasons why he believes it's magic but leaves the decision up to the reader. I'm not sure this is for 6th graders, I thought it a bit too young for that age group. ( )
  mmoj | Mar 2, 2017 |
Dwight, is that one weird kid in school that doesn't know he is weird. He is his authentic self and being so ends up shaking up how others in the school see the order of things.
  Jennifer LeGault | Oct 17, 2016 |
June 2014 Great Middle Grade Reads botm.

Just light fun, ultimately. The ideas have been done before, but the package presentation is fresh and that's a Good Thing for the right audience. If you've got readers who aren't moving much beyond Wimpy Kid, this is like taking the training wheels off the little kids' bike. If you are already on a big kids' bike, don't bother with this. My opinion. ( )
1 vote Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
What a fantastic read! This is a funny, insightful tale of middle school awkwardness at its best. And it has Yoda.

The voices of the kids are genuine from Tommy who just wants to figure it all out to his friend who speaks into a recorder so "it doesn't feel like homework." I wouldn't say there is depth to the characters, but when discussing the politics of middle school, that's to be expected. There's a hint of romance, but not sappy, convoluted grown up love. Instead you get shy, middle school "Does she like me?" and "Do you think he likes me back?" love. It sure takes me back to when holding hands was the best thing ever.

The little details in the publishing make for a casual feel and add to the fun. The seemingly crumpled pages that make up the book, the doodles by the friend, and the use of varying fonts for different contributors and comments. This makes for a dynamic text that will not prove boring for readers. There are even instructions to make your own Origami Yoda.

This is a great little that had me giggling and, like Yoda, left me thinking, "The end this is?" ( )
  jennk | Mar 11, 2016 |
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Tom Anglebergerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Rosenstock, Jason L.Illustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Arnst, MelissaDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Artajo, MaximilianSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beckerman, Chad W.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gibson, JuliaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Häcke, MaximilianeSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kämmer, LucaSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mölleken, NinaSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ross, Jonathan ToddNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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