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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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

Wow. The kids in this book are complete pieces of shit and never really learn to be better people. This book could have done a fairly good job of teaching kids to deal with people that are obnoxious ... Read full review

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User Review  - mmoj - LibraryThing

This was a cute book. Any Star Wars, child-feel can be sure to relate. Tommy has a problem - is one of the kids he kind of hangs out with channeling Yoda through his origami ginger puppet or is this ... 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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