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Origami Yoda

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Origami Yoda

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 case files that form the series.

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Origami Yoda

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by Tom Angleberger - Children's 8-12, Fiction

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.

by Tom Angleberger - Science Fiction

It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda–related humiliations, Harvey betrays Dwight, getting him suspended from school by Principal Rabbski. Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file --- one that will show that Dwight’s presence benefits the school. The McQuarrie Middle School gang gets to work, but Harvey has a secret plan that could make Dwight’s suspension permanent.

by Tom Angleberger - Children's 8-12, Friendship

With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their own --- no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwight --- a paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. It’s a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice that’s just as good as Yoda’s --- even if, in the hands of the girls, it seems too preoccupied with romance. 

by Tom Angleberger - Children's

Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight’s back --- and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students’ standardized test scores. When Principal Rabbski cancels the students’ field trip --- along with art, music and LEGO classes --- to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help.

by Tom Angleberger - Children's 8-12, Friendship

Stick figures to the dark side only lead! To doodle like a Jedi you must learn! With this companion to the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, beloved author Tom Angleberger --- with the help of the kids from McQuarrie Middle School --- presents young Padawans with dozens of activities from the Star Wars universe. Padawans can learn how to fold R2-D2 and C-3PO, draw Jabba, and even build a fully functioning ChapStick rocket! 

by Tom Angleberger - Children's, Fiction
At McQuarrie Middle School, the war against the FunTime Menace wages on. Our heroes have one battle under their belts, but to defeat the Dark Standardized Testing Forces they’re going to need an even bigger, even more surprising ally: Principal Rabbski. Will the gang’s former enemy don a finger puppet and join the Rebellion --- or will her transformation to Empress Rabbski, Dark Lord of the Sith, be complete?
by Tom Angleberger - Children's, Science Fiction

After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey's sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness?