Darth Paper Strikes Back (Origami Yoda Series #2)

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The hilarious, clever, and much-anticipated follow-up to the breakout hit, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda!

It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda?related humiliations, Harvey manages to get Dwight suspended from school for being a ?troublemaker.? Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file?one that will show how Dwight?s presence benefits ...
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The hilarious, clever, and much-anticipated follow-up to the breakout hit, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda!

It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda–related humiliations, Harvey manages to get Dwight suspended from school for being a “troublemaker.” Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file—one that will show how Dwight’s presence benefits McQuarrie. With the help of their friends, Tommy and Kellen record cases such as “Origami Yoda and the Pre-eaten Wiener,” “Origami Yoda and the Exploding Pizza Bagels,” and “Origami Yoda and Wonderland: The Musical.” But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have a secret plan that could make Dwight’s suspension permanent . . .

With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy sequel to his breakout bestseller.

Praise for Darth Paper Strikes Back

STARRED REIVEW
“Angleberger’s just-as-funny follow-up to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda delves deeper into the mystery of the helpful paper Yoda in a satisfying tale of friendship and just resistance to authority.Pitch-perfect middle-school milieu and enough Star Wars references (and laughs) to satisfy fans and win new ones.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
“In this imaginative sequel…author Tom Angleberger has his finger puppet squarely on the erratic pulse of middle-school life, with its shifting allegiances, squeals, moans and misgivings.”
Washington Post  
 
“As with this story’s predecessor, the well-observed middle-school dynamics (and Angleberger’s sharp sense of humor) are greatly amplified by the book's design, which includes faux wrinkled pages, abundant doodles, and other scrawled marginalia. It's a natural step up from the Wimpy Kid series, with more text and narrative complexity, but just as much on-target humor and all-around fun.” —Publishers Weekly     “This book is honest, funny, and immensely entertaining. The illustrations and design will engage readers. Based on the positive reception Origami Yoda has received, kids will be clamoring for this sequel. They won’t be disappointed.”   —School Library Journal
  
“The Force is with Tom Angleberger in this sequel to his funny and clever novel/comics hybrid, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. A sequel to equal the funny and clever novel/comics debut of the Origami Yoda, as Dwight’s friends try to save him from reform school.
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“With the same deft touch that made The Strange Case of Origami Yoda a pleasure, Angleberger takes readers through the ups and downs of adolescence.”   —Portland Book Review  

 
Darth Paper offers further proof that Angleberger really understands middle-schoolers and the daily dramas that engulf them, while still finding the humor inherent in their situations.  
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At first, things look bad for Dwight in this sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Harvey has convinced the powers-that-be to suspend his classmate as an incorrigible troublemaker, but his friends rush to his aid. A Barnes & Noble Exclusive that middle-schoolers won't forget.

Brian Monahan

Publishers Weekly
Tommy, Dwight, and the rest of their friends from The Strange Case of Origami Yoda are back, and so is Dwight's wise, eponymous finger puppet, Origami Yoda, who has also transitioned to seventh grade. But Dwight's (and Origami Yoda's) days are numbered, as complaints about Dwight's behavior may lead to his being sent to a school for troubled youth. Following the format of the first book, Tommy and his friends compile episodic accounts that attest to Dwight/Origami Yoda's wisdom in dealing with problems that range from a classmate with terrible body odor to getting out of selling collectible popcorn tins for a school fundraiser. But antagonistic classmate Harvey, who has taken to wearing a Darth Paper finger puppet, is slowly turning the class toward the Dark Side. As with this story's predecessor, the well-observed middle-school dynamics (and Angleberger's sharp sense of humor) are greatly amplified by the book's design, which includes faux wrinkled pages, abundant doodles, and other scrawled marginalia. It's a natural step up from the Wimpy Kid series, with more text and narrative complexity, but just as much on-target humor and all-around fun. Ages 8–12. (Aug.)
Children's Literature - Justina Engebretson
The middle school years can be a tricky time for many boys and girls, but with Origami Yoda around to give advice and solve problems, middle school is much easier for the students at McQuarrie Middle School. However, this soon changes when Harvey creates his Darth Paper and the forces of darkness seem to take over the school. Dwight, the creator of Origami Yoda, is suspended from school and about to be sent to the Correctional and Remedial Education Facility (CREF), which means that Origami Yoda will no longer be around to save the day. Desperate to keep their friend Dwight and Origami Yoda out of CREF, Tommy and Kellen set out to gather a collection of stories that show all the good that Dwight and Origami Yoda have done at McQuarrie Middle School. This middle reader consists of a compilation of short stories written by friends of Dwight attempting to convince the school board that Dwight and Origami Yoda must be allowed to stay in school. Will Dwight's friends convince the school board to let him stay at school or will the students of McQuarrie Middle School be forced to endure the dark rein of Darth Paper? This book will most likely appeal to elementary boys who are Star Wars fans. It is unlikely that older students will find this book appealing, unless they are obsessed Star Wars fans who love anything and everything to do with the subject. Reviewer: Justina Engebretson
School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Like The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Abrams, 2010), this book is honest, funny, and immensely entertaining. The story again revolves around Dwight and his advice-dispensing finger puppet, Origami Yoda. Tommy, Dwight, and the rest of the crew are back for seventh grade at McQuarrie Middle School. The promising year takes a turn for the worse when Dwight is suspended, drawing suspicions that Harvey and his rival finger puppet, Darth Paper, are responsible. Origami Yoda's last piece of advice to Tommy is to create a file to present to the school board to keep Dwight from getting kicked out for good. The chapters are narrated by a variety of characters, each building the case in support of Dwight and Origami Yoda. The illustrations and design will engage readers, with pages made to look like those from an actual case file and black-and-white doodles filling the margins. Based on the positive reception Origami Yoda has received, kids will be clamoring for this sequel. They won't be disappointed.—Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI
Kirkus Reviews
Can tiny paper guru Origami Yoda save nerdy Dwight (from whose finger Yoda pontificates) from Principal Rabbski's unfounded suspension (and worse)? Last year, the sixth graders of McQuarrie Middle School compiled a case file to decide whether Origami Yoda was real or just Dwight wiggling his paper-clad finger and talking in a Yoda voice; he seemed to be the real deal and helped a lot of students out. Unfortunately, on the first day of seventh grade, ever-skeptical Harvey appears with an origami Darth Vader on his finger bent on dispensing the gospel of the Dark Side…well, actually he is still trying to get everyone to admit Origami Yoda's a total scam. Is Darth Paper more powerful than Origami Yoda? When Jen asks Origami Yoda for advice about cheerleading tryouts and he says, "Zero Hour comes. Prepare to meet your doom!", Principal Rabbski suspends Dwight for threatening behavior and recommends he be sent to CREF, the Correctional and Remedial Education Facility. Tommy plans to take this new case file, complete with negative comments from Harvey and illustrations from Kellen, to the school board to save his friend. Angleberger's just-as-funny follow-up to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (2010) delves deeper into the mystery of the helpful paper Yoda in a satisfying tale of friendship and just resistance to authority. Pitch-perfect middle-school milieu and enough Star Wars references (and laughs) to satisfy fans and win new ones. (paper-folding instructions) (Graphic hybrid fiction. 9-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419700279
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Series: Origami Yoda Series , #2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 32,673
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger’s Strange Case of Origami Yoda was hailed as “delightful” by the New York Times and called “the most original novel of the year” by the Boston Globe. Angleberger is also the author of Horton Halfpott. His website is OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christianburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.

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  • Posted January 20, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Awesome book!

    Anybody here like Star Wars? Anybody like Harry Potter? Anybody like awesome funniness? Anybody like rapid, intelligent, witty, awesome, and hard-to-put-down reads? Oh yeah. I though so. Try "Darth Paper Strikes Back" by Tom Angleberger. This one of my favorites, and might be yours also. I would probably read "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" first to get you introduced to the characters , the plot, and some other stuff. But when you're done, read this book if you want to be awesome, read this book. They even tell you how to make a Origami Darth Paper! I also recommend "H.I.V.E. The Higher Institute of Villainous Education", "H.I.V.E. The Overlord Protocol", "H.I.V.E. Escape Velocity", "H.I.V.E. Dreadnought", "H.I.V.E. Rogue" and "H.I.V.E. Zero Hour." Also, I think it is a great book to do book reports, book talks, or any other report about books because the awesome precise details and the great voice! It like the author is right there with you, and each character's opinions and feelings are different then each other. (By the way, I think I am more like Kellen than anyone else.) You will love this book! It's just like a road; unexpected twists and turns and you never know what going to be on the next page. Once, I tried to guess what was going to happen on the next page and I was 100% wrong. This is the best book ever! You have to read this or Dwight, Tommy, Harvey, Kellen, and the others will come and slice you with a lightsaber! Please read and recommend!

    14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    cool book i love star wars !!!!!!!!!!! : )

    cool book i love star wars !!!!!!!!!!! : )

    11 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

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    Excellent Sequel This Is!!

    I was very excited to read what would happen next for Dwight and friends in this second installment in the Origami Yoda series. It was more fun than I thought it would be!! Mr Angleberger has given us another great insight to what's happening with McQuarrie Middle School students (with a Star Wars twist)! I will definitely be recommending this to all the young reader customers and Star Wars fans too!! I look forward to more from this very talented author!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    Highly reacommendet

    Darth Paper Strikes back
    Have you ever wanted to read a book that combines Star Wars and Comedy? That¿s what the book ¿Darth Paper Strikes back¿ by Tom Angelberger is! Dwight is a 7th grader who made an Origami Yoda puppet. Dwight gets suspended in the first week of school because of Harvey. Harvey is his enemy who made an Origami Darth Vader. The School Board decides to put Dwight in CREF a school for bad students. Tommy and Kellen who are Dwight¿s friends make a case file to save Dwight. Harvey and Darth Paper steal the case file and write their comments all over it. Tommy wants to save Dwight in a school board meeting. Will Tommy save Dwight? To find out you should read the book! I would give the book 8 stars out of 10 because in some parts it gets boring. I¿d recommend this book mostly for middle school students.
    -Luca Ziehres
    6th grade

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Awesome!!!!!!!!

    The most awesomest book ever + funny

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Awsome

    READ IT!

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Continued Fun

    If you liked Origami Yoda, you'll enjoy this continuation.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Pretty good

    It's pretty good

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    NOT FOR NOOK HD (no PagePerfect, i.e. graphically enhanced, book

    NOT FOR NOOK HD (no PagePerfect, i.e. graphically enhanced, books are).  
    They don't tell you this when you purchase a NOOK HD - which is the updated version of the Nook Color.

    The newest reader gets fewer compatible books, and none with enhanced graphics!  Nice.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Connet

    This aint bad

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Shredderman

    Great book but I notest darth paper was not in the first book

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Warning

    *WARNING* BAD WORDS

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Totally awesome

    The only anoying person was harvey

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Die darth paper

    Great sequel for yoda.it showz y dwight should stay.i enjoy it allot. Only whine: i can't fold darth paper!!!!!!!!( but reallie read it.)
    Iceglare

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    Annony,ous

    Great book tom did it again

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Dwight strikes again!

    Harvey and Dwight kind of get at it in this sequel because of Darth Paper and Yoda, but still really stupid and funny arguments. Dwight is boss at that!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2014

    Tom Angleberger still has the Force on his side. Darth Paper Str

    Tom Angleberger still has the Force on his side. Darth Paper Strikes Back is an awesome and gripping sequel to the The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. I couldn’t put the book down!

    The Harvey/Darth Paper team was the perfect antagonist to Dwight/Origami Yoda. They used the power of the Dark Side to start turning things upside-down at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. Actually, they used the power of words. That’s what I really love about these books! Even with Origami Yoda and Darth Paper, these books still focus on issues that middle grade students truly face.

    The book also brought back all my favorite characters. Each provided their own wonderful and entertaining case to help explain the events happening at the Middle School. And the fun sketches made this book truly unique.

    I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who is a kid at heart!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Darth paper looks weird

    Darth paper looks weird

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    T boy

    Aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwsssssssssssoooooooooommmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Sucks

    I hate this book sooooooooooooooooooooooooooopoooooo much

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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