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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
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Jun 21, 2012

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda will be a good read for boys, especially those who are fans of Star Wars. The chapters are each entries in Tommy's Case Files, stories he has collected as evidence to decide whether or not Dwight’s Origami Yoda is truly magical. The entries are told from the perspective of a handful of kids who Origami Yoda has bestowed his wisdom upon.

The story takes place in a middle school setting and has the “typical” kid characters- the weird kid, the class clown, the cute girl, etc. The plot is engaging and moves forward chronologically from the first encounter with Origami Yoda at a school dance in April to the last case file entry which ended with the school dance in May. In the month that passes between the two dances, Origami Yoda, who speaks through Dwight as his finger puppet, gives wise advice to various students and consequently changes the atmosphere of the school…for the better.

The book is imaginative and humorous- I am guessing will become a frequently read book among my fourth graders.

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