A Rogue Librarian's Reading List

{June 12, 2012}   Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger

Plot: A new school year has begun and Dwight, by means of his puppet Origami Yoda, is once more dispensing mysterious advice. But Harvey is no longer content to deny Yoda’s powers, he has made his own finger puppet: the dreaded Darth Paper. Indeed, Harvey may have gone over to the dark side. He has gotten Dwight suspended, he might even be expelled from school. Tom and his friends are determined to save Dwight and that can only mean one more thing: a new case file.

This is the sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and is similar in style and content. If you enjoyed the first book, you will find equal pleasure in this one. It presents a series of amusing vignets about Yoda’s influence and comes to a surprising, and satisfying, ending. I was once more left wondering how much of what occured was planned by Dwight (or possibly Origami Yoda). It is a wonderful and unique book for middle grade readers, especially those who have already torn through the Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

The book also includes instructions for making your own Origami Yoda and Darth Paper. You can find more, and can share your own origami creations, on Angleberger’s website. Or you can listen to Angleberger explain it himself in the video below. He is quite an entertaining man and it was a pleasure to meet him at BEA. 🙂

A third book in the series, The Secret of the Fortune Wookie, will be released in August 2012.

2012 (#58)


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