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Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: An…

Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: An Origami Yoda Book

by Tom Angleberger

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This book has The Empire Strikes Back syndrome. Our heroes are facing impossible odds, struggling to survive against an evil empire, hopelessly outnumbered, and then the story stops. Come on, Angleberger! Don't go to the dark side! Don't give us cliffhangers so that we have to buy the next book!

Here's what my Origami Yoda says: "Finish what you start you must." Listen to his wisdom.

Other than that, another strong offering, although I would have liked to see more of Dwight. I really like that weird kid.

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  JanetNoRules | Sep 17, 2018 |

Arg! It ends on a cliffhanger!!! Need next book now! ( )
  hopeevey | May 20, 2018 |
I enjoyed the first three in audio format, and I'd prefer to continue listening, but this wasn't available as such. I'm perhaps not the target audience; I'm not sure if it was format or story quality that disappointed. ( )
  2wonderY | Apr 5, 2017 |
Dwight, aka Captain Dwight, and Origami Yoda are back at McQuarrie Middle School and everyone, but especially Tommy, Sara, Quovondo, and Harvey (maybe) are happy about it. After all, Origami Yoda is their leader...right?. Maybe. Anyway, Principal Rabbski has taken away all the extracurricular classes (art, music, etc.) and replaced them with the FunTime Educational System which is supposed to bolster their standardized scores. Nobody likes the singing calculator or extra worksheets. Is there a rebellion in the making? You bet!
The gang recruits enough 6th, 7th, & 8th graders to sabotage the test-taking, thus making the scores worse than before. Then, the board and Principal Rabbski will have to nix FunTime, right? Maybe. The kids are looking for support...but, you'll never guess who is silently hoping their battle is won!
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: Origami Yoda #4 is full of the same clever humor, school zaniness, and stick-figure illustrations that accompanied all of the previous case files. Fans of the previous books will love this one, right? "Purple". ( )
  CalebB.G1 | Mar 12, 2017 |
October 2, 2013

I read it ten months ago, but I didn't write a review, so then I didn't remember anything, which forced me to read the book again just to catch up with what's going on before I read Princess Labelmaker, but by the time I got around to it, the next book had to go back to the library. So, kids, THIS is why you should keep track of your reading.

Not that I mind a re-read for the quality of the writing. Angleberger strikes a good tone in these. No, this particular volume in the series fills me with RAGE because it's about how the school has canceled all extracurriculars and electives in order to make time for all the students to go through a particularly inane set of materials to prep them for the high-stakes test. And this is a subject that makes me stabby.

I do like that the author is addressing a systemic problem facing current students. The books were delightful when addressing the minor embarrassments of daily life, better when addressing more serious issues, and even better now, I think. I'm looking forward to moving on with the series, and hopeful that the books offer some creative civil disobedience.

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  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
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"Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight is back--and not a moment too soon--as Kellen, Sara, and the gang face a new Menace: the FunTime Educational Program. FunTime is supposed to raise students' standardized test scores. Instead, it's driving everyone crazy. The students turn to Origami Yoda for help"--… (more)

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