The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee (Origami Yoda Series #3)

The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee (Origami Yoda Series #3)

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by Tom Angleberger
     
 

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With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their own—no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwight—a paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. It’s a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice

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With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their own—no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwight—a paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. It’s a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice that’s just as good as Yoda’s—even if, in the hands of the girls, it seems too preoccupied with romance. In the meantime, Dwight is fitting in a little too well at Tippett. Has the unimaginable happened? Has Dwight become normal? It’s up to his old friends at McQuarrie to remind their kooky friend that it’s in his weirdness that his greatness lies.

This is the third case file in the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, written by Tom Angleberger, author of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side, showcasing his proven knack for authentically capturing the  intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school in “a satisfying tale of friendship and just resistance to authority” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Praise for The Secret of the Fortune Wookieehas crafted a worthy follow-up to his break
STARRED REVIEW
"Angleberger’s third in the series continues the fun. A chorus of spot-on middle school voices and plenty of laughs are wrapped around this tale of friendship and seasoned with Star Wars references."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Tom Angleberger offers a hilarious third book in his best-selling series starring origami Star Wars characters. Angleberger’s grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-on, and parents who want to get a sense of what it’s like be a preteen these days might consider reading this book. But you'll likely have to pry it out of your young reader’s hands first."
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The seventh graders of McQuarrie Middle School are back—except for Dwight, creator of the original Origami Yoda, who is stuck at nearby Tippett Academy after getting suspended in Darth Paper Strikes Back. But the kids still need wise, Star Wars–themed advice, and thus the Fortune Wookiee is born. (In one of the funniest gags, the paper Chewbacca's fortunes consist of variations on "MMGGGGHHHRRRRR," requiring translation from a second puppet, Han Foldo.) As with the previous books, this story's greatest strength lies in the way Angleberger develops, distinguishes, and humanizes the main characters, who take turns narrating in chapters brought to life with a variety of typefaces and scrawled cartoon marginalia. From Kellen's romantic cluelessness and Sara's savvy to some poignant material about Dwight, who isn't doing as well at Tippett as he would have his friends believe, Angleberger shows an uncommon ability to get into the heads and hearts of middle-schoolers, while keeping humor at the forefront. Plans for a fourth book appear to be underway: as Origami Yoda puts it, "A great battle ahead I sense." Ages 8-12. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Aug.)
Kirkus Reviews
A short time ago in a middle school not far away… The forces of good have lost Dwight and Origami Yoda to Tippett Academy. McQuarrie Middle School is suddenly as boring as linoleum flooring. On the second day of the post-Dwight era, Sara, Tommy's sorta girlfriend and Dwight's neighbor, arrives at school with a fortune Wookiee (a cootie catcher shaped like Chewbacca) and says Dwight has sent Chewie to help in Origami Yoda's absence. Kids ask advice. Sara counts off their favorite movie, spells the name of their favorite Star Wars character, lifts a flap and: "Mmmrrrgggggg!"--Chewie offers sage advice. Thankfully, Han Foldo's there to interpret, usually offering a Han Solo quote from the movies. Chewie solves several student problems as Tommy compiles a case file with stories from each, but Tommy's also concerned that Tippett Academy seems to have drained the weird from Dwight. Will Harvey expose the fortune Wookiee as a fraud? Will Dwight return to McQuarrie? Will principal Rabbski outlaw origami and destroy what little fun there is to be had at school? Angleberger's third in the series continues the fun but relies on knowledge of its predecessors, but unlike the movies, going back to the prequels is no hardship. A chorus of spot-on middle school voices and plenty of laughs are wrapped around this tale of friendship and seasoned with Star Wars references. The end is foreboding…all young Jedi rejoice! There will be a sequel. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 9-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419703928
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Origami Yoda Series , #3
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
141,875
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series, which includes The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache. Visit him online at OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.

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The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Bridget_Heos More than 1 year ago
My sons and I love the Origami Yoda series, and book #3 was as fresh as the first two. Sarah (Tommy's girlfriend) is behind the Fortune Wookiee (a cootie catcher) and his origami translator, Han Foldo, leading to an interesting twist at the end. These characters are so well-drawn and realistic. There's the hilariously rude Harvey, the lovelorn Kellen, the practical and compassionate Sarah, the wise but out-there Dwight, and the everyman Tommy. My older sons, now 12 and 10, have been reading the books as they come out, and now my 7-year-old is a huge fan, too. We're all re-reading Origami Yoda to bring him up to speed, and speculating about book #4.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Try it.It is awsome.That is what I think because I am a 8 years old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Man i really love this book, because it has all the comprehension i need to pass 5th grade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ive ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read the first 2 and now its on the nook im so excited
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is worth the money try it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a great book, and it's a PagePerfectNOOKBook, so there's more features, so that makes it even better. But, there's a few glitches where it won't view the page. Other than that, this is a great book that Star Wars and Origami folders (and fortune tellers) will all enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and I read it in one day, it is a great thing to read on a rainy afternoon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of these books they are awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rate 5 stars on this ebook BUY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These continuing adventures are as entertaining as the original.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it a lot and i am waiting for #4 hope it doesn,t cost a lot of $/ money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wont let me open
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book my friends love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just brought the real book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like starwars READ IT!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read all of this siries but this one is really great, epic twist at the end too, love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this for my daughter on her nook color but she wasn't able to view many of the pages. Though she loves the series and when she finally gets a chance to read it I'm sure she will have a great review for it! Side note: i informed barnes and nobles of the issue and they were very helpful but i still don't know if the issue has been corrected yet so any prospective buyers for the nook may want to check with customer service first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would not open at all do not buy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book and when i opened the book it said sorry error diologe so dont buy rhis book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would not load. But i still love the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me and my brother love this series because its funny and mysterious. I love how it always has a twist at the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its total rockets plastic dianasaurs anyone who rates below five is a pikpokpete its totaly stooky!!