The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

One request we get all the time at the library is for Star Wars origami books. In the past, we've had to refer people to websites, but now we can finally offer our customers an actual book with instructions for one Star Wars origami figure - speaking of Yoda, I am. Sixth-grader Tommy has an eccentric and socially challenged friend named Dwight, who is somehow able to channel very wise, if sometimes unclear, advice through his origami finger puppet Yoda. Tommy keeps a journal (his "case file") on the advice Yoda offers, in an attempt to determine if people should really listen to Yoda, or if he's just a "green paperwad" like Tommy's friend Harvey claims.

Tommy has other classmates write in the journal too, and his friend Kellen provides the accompanying pictures. Despite the humor and overall light touch, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is also a perceptive look at kids who are trying to figure out what to do in social situations, and how to live their lives in general. Take a look at author Tom Angleberger's website, and read the second Origami Yoda book, Darth Paper Strikes Back. For grades 3-6, recommended these books are!

Fiction    Realistic