The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

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Harry N. Abrams, Mar 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 141 pages
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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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The pictures are great, too! - LibraryThing
Also love the Origami Yoda instructions in the back. - LibraryThing
Yoda starts to distribute advice to fellow students. - LibraryThing
I don't have any advice," said Dwight. - LibraryThing
Instructions for making an Origami Yoda are included. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - alyssakimpisarski - LibraryThing

Tommy is in sixth grade and he and his friends are trying to determine the truth behind Dwight and his Origami Yoda. Dwight is the strange kid at school who carries an advice giving, origami Yoda ... Read full review

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User Review  - mbklibrary - LibraryThing

This was a quick, fun book. The storyline goes like this - the sixth grade is seeking advice from a finger puppet in the form of Yoda. While many of them make fun of the owner of that finger, Dwight ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Applying for a job as a newspaper artist, Tom Angleberger was mistakenly assigned to cover local government meetings. Fifteen years and countless town council meetings later, he is still writing instead of drawing, currently as a columnist for the Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia. He began work on his first book while in middle school. Tom is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell. They live in Christianburg, Virginia.

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