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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Angleberger, Tom (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Angleberger, Tom
Title: The strange case of Origami Yoda
Published: New York : Amulet Books, 2010.
Characteristics: 141 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Summary: 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.
Audience: 009-012.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4
ISBN: 0810984253
9780810984257
Branch Call Number: J ANG
Statement of Responsibility: Tom Angleberger
Subject Headings: Schools Juvenile fiction. Middle schools Juvenile fiction. Eccentrics and eccentricities Juvenile fiction. Origami Juvenile fiction. Finger puppets Juvenile fiction. Yoda (Fictitious character : Lucas) Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Schools
Middle schools
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Origami
Finger puppets
Yoda (Fictitious character Lucas)
LCCN: 2009039748
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Sep 20, 2014
  • mr_super_lol_man rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

use the force.....................be wise........................read the series!!! featuring now it is awesome like lol best series ever second only to percy jackson and timmy failure like lol omg awesome

Aug 04, 2014
  • ScienceNerd101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved it. I think Origami Yoda is real and that"s my comment.

Jul 14, 2014
  • ThornShadow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's REALLY GOOD better than I thought. I liked it, so I read it out loud to my brother, and then my parents got hooked on it. *SPOILERS* I'm so glad they decided Origami Yoda is real and everyone (except maybe Harvey) was happy at the fun night. (I believe in Origami Yoda!)

For Ages 9+ Quality: 4 Stars

Educational Value: 2
Elementary school readers will get a funny but insightful view into middle school curriculum and culture

Positive Messages: 2
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda's cast of unusual and insecure sixth graders show that wisdom can come from surprising sources; anyone may have something to teach us

Positive Role Models: 3
Tommy is honest about his feelings for Sara, and he admits remorse for his occasional unkindness toward Dwight. He's a regular kid who may let other boys and girls know it's natural to make mistakes, or to feel nervous about a crush. Dwight shows that a young man can let his freak flag fly and survive

Violence: 1
In the chapter "Dwight and the Fight," a bully named Zack is mean to a girl Dwight likes, so he avenges her by jumping the bully from behind a trash can. This happens offscreen, but readers are told that Zack "clobbered him," and Dwight walked away with a large bruise on his face

Sexual Content: 1
Sixth graders think and talk about having crushes on members of the opposite sex, and one couple kisses at a school dance. The main narrator, Tommy, views PDAs (public displays of affection) with disdain

Language: 1
There's some immature name-calling; kids call each other "idiot," "jerk," "fartface," "dork," "weirdo," "loser," and "pain in the butt."

Consumerism: 2
One boy is known as the Cheeto Hog. Youtube is mentioned, as well as the Hallmark Channel, and mainstream movies, including Spiderman 3 and, of course, Star Wars

Drinking, Drugs And Smoking: 0

Jun 06, 2014
  • Violet_Bat_19 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoy Star Wars in general, so this book was great for me. I loved all the characters (except Harvey!), and that Yoda gave out useful advise.

Apr 16, 2014
  • DancesWithBooks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a book about one kid who is not ‘normal’. He carries an origami Yoda who gives out advise about all kinds of things. Lots of kids in the school come to Origami Yoda with their problems. In Darth Paper Strikes Back, Dwight (the wielder of Origami Yoda) is faced with a challenge. Harvey (the Yoda opposer) creates his own Darth Paper who also gives out advise.
I strongly suggest you read this series. It is a great series. If you are a Star Wars fan I think you will like this series.

Jan 29, 2014
  • kalibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent humorous title for mid-grade boys.

Oct 06, 2013
  • AlizontheAmazon rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was a so so title, but it's a good read alike for Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

I really loved "darth paper strikes back. IT IS AWESOME! I can't wait to red strange case origami yoda

Jun 03, 2013
  • violet_hippo_88 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was different, in a good way. I am an origami fan so it seemed interesting because I've never heard of an origami yoda. Once I got into it, they starting talking about the 'force' and a whole bunch of different Star Wars stuff. Amazing!

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Jul 14, 2014
  • ThornShadow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • blue_tiger_1097 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

blue_tiger_1097 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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Feb 23, 2014
  • Blue_Snake_173 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 10, 2013
  • Red_Fox_24 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 13, 2013
  • SUPERSLIME69 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 11, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

Nov 20, 2012
  • Red_Dog_1544 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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black_horse_149 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

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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.

Dec 11, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Tommy comes right out with his dilemma on page one. “The big question: Is Origami Yoda real? . . . It’s REALLY important for me to figure out if he’s real. Because I’ve got to decide whether to take his advice or not, and if I make the wrong choice, I’m doomed!” It’s strange to think that Tommy would be this torn up over an origami finger puppet belonging to the school’s biggest dork. But then he starts recounting for us the wonders of Origami Yoda’s advice. It may not always be spot on, but it’s certainly heads and tales more intelligent than Dwight, the boy who created the puppet and who voices him (poorly). Example: How do you get out of a potentially embarrassing situation when you’re in the bathroom and you spill water on your pants so that it looks like you peed yourself? Origami Yoda says: “All of pants, you must wet.” See? Strangely good advice. Of course, then Tommy starts asking Origami about Sara, the girl he likes, and the answer he receives leaves him conflicted. Believe the talking folded paper or consider it a hoax and play it safe? The book is filled with little drawings and sidenotes as different classmates weigh in on the Origami Yoda conundrum.

This Book is about a sixth grade oddball named dwight who makes a paper version of yoda from star wars. This yoda can do some weird things. It can predict the future, or can it. Dwights freind Tommy writes storys about how Oragami yoda helps people. Each story has comments by Tommy , and Harvey- The non-beliver- who wants to destroy Yoda. In the end Tommy aks the most important question of all.

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Dec 11, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“The big question: Is Origami Yoda real? . . . It’s REALLY important for me to figure out if he’s real. Because I’ve got to decide whether to take his advice or not, and if I make the wrong choice, I’m doomed!”

Dec 11, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“All of pants, you must wet.”

" Was it the led pipe or the candlestick" Said Dwight

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Dec 11, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

German book trailer for The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Eigentlich ist Dwight ein totaler Loser. Seine Klassenkameraden finden ihn ziemlich seltsam und halten ihn für einen Spinner. Doch eines Tages ändert sich das. Dwight gibt plötzlich verblüffend gute Ratschläge mit einer Fingerpuppe aus Papier, die aussieht wie Yoda. Dieser Yoda sagt die Zukunft voraus, rettet vor üblen Peinlichkeiten und gibt die richtigen Tipps zum Umgang mit Mädchen. Auf einmal glauben manche in der Schule an Origami-Yoda, andere jedoch meinen, es sei nur ein Stück Papier. Bald ist klar: Wer die Puppe hat, hat die Macht. Und einer, Tommy nämlich, will die ganze Wahrheit herausfinden ...

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Author Tom Angleberger demonstrates the instructions for making the Origami Yoda finger puppet from the back of his book!

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