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

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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 ...
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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.
With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy follow-up to his breakout bestsellers The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back.

Praise for The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
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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Dwight Tharp has settled, perhaps a little too comfortably, into a new school, while back at McQuarrie Middle School., his neighbor Sara is tapping the prophecies of an origami fortune-teller. With its distinct, well-drawn characters and weird developments, the Origami Yodi series continues to win friends.

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419703928
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Origami Yoda Series , #3
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 47,487
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Angleberger

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 www.OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    Great Read-Aloud!

    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.

    23 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Good book

    Try it.It is awsome.That is what I think because I am a 8 years old.

    16 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    The Fortune Wookie

    This is one of the best books ive ever read

    15 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Guh

    Ive read the first 2 and now its on the nook im so excited

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Wonderful book

    Man i really love this book, because it has all the comprehension i need to pass 5th grade

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Awesome

    I love all of these books they are awesome

    11 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Best book in the series!

    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.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Couldn't view a lot of the pages on nook color

    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.

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Best book eva

    Luv it wish there weere more stars

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Awosme

    It is worth the money try it

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Anonymoud

    This book is the third book in the origami yoda series

    6 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Great book

    Ive read all of this siries but this one is really great, epic twist at the end too, love it.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Great book good for all ages.

    I really enjoyed this book and I read it in one day, it is a great thing to read on a rainy afternoon.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Great

    Its good.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Great

    I love it

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    My han foldo advieis

    I rate 5 stars on this ebook BUY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Warning

    *WARNING* BAD WORDS

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Even more fun

    These continuing adventures are as entertaining as the original.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Best star wars related book ever

    I liked it a lot and i am waiting for #4 hope it doesn,t cost a lot of $/ money.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Best book ever

    Best book

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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