The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Paperback

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Tommy and his classmates narrate this middle grade mystery, each recounting an episode in which they received wise advice from a finger puppet of Yoda, perpetually worn on the finger of their classmate, Dwight, a loser who can't get anything right.

Is this puppet really Yoda? Or is Dwight a bit more together than he seems?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fiction & true stories
  • ISBN: 9780810998773



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One of my favorite books this year is The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. It is about a group of students just starting middle school. They are trying to fit in amd make new friends. Dwight is doing well in his classes, but stands out as an oddball. The other students are curious, though, when Dwight makes an origami Yoda, wears it on his finger, and starts giving advice in the strange voice of Yoda. Can Origami Yoda really predict the future? Will his advice about tricky situations (like how to talk to girls) really work? Is he tapping into the Force, or is Dwight much smarter than anyone suspects? Read this fun book and decide for yourself!

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I went back and picked up the first book in this series. And I do like it, they’re very solid books for kids (probably more for the reluctant readers), but I think I’ll be skipping over “Darth Paper” and the future installments. I will heavily recommend them at work in the future, though.<br/><br/>I have to point out the one main thing I like about this series—despite the kids being little middle school jerks (Lord knows I suffered through my share of them), there is a strong anti-bullying message and teasing kids for being weird and different. There’s definite growth with the kids’ interactions with Dwight, but it’s not after-school special “Everyone’s special!” shove the message down their throats. Which, imo, gives the Origami Yoda series a definite edge to something like the Wimpy Kid books. Yes, both deal with middle school jerks, but it feels like Angleberger is trying to push a more positive message to kids. (And origami. How can you not like origami?)<br/>