The strange case of origami yoda [electronic resource] : Origami Yoda Series, Book 1. Tom Angleberger.
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- ISBN: 9781613124512 (electronic bk)
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."
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MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
4.7 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. New York : Amulet Books, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2010 May
Gr 3â6âFor Tommy, the only question is whether or not Origami Yoda is real. Of course he's real as a small puppet on Dwight's finger. But does the oracle possess magic power? In order to find out, he decides to compile scientific evidence from the experiences of those who asked Origami Yoda for help. His friend Harvey is invited to comment on each story because he thinks Yoda is nothing but a "green paper wad." Tommy also comments because he's supposedly trying to solve the puzzle. In actuality, the story is about boys and girls in sixth grade trying to figure out how being social works. In fact, Tommy says, "â¦it's about this really cool girl, Sara, and whether or not I should risk making a fool of myself for her." The situations that Yoda has a hand in are pretty authentic, and the setting is broad enough to be any school. The plot is age-old but with the twist of being presented on crumpled pages with cartoon sketches, supposed hand printing, and varying typefaces. Kids should love it.âSheila Fiscus, Our Lady of Peace School, Erie, PA[Page 105]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.