Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Tom Angleberger delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young listeners while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.
"Well done. I really enjoyed this retelling."
A journalist and fiction author, Tom Angleberger has a knack for capturing the lives of today’s youth. In The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, socially awkward Dwight shows up to school one morning waving a green finger puppet. Strange enough, but then Dwight starts talking in a funny voice and doling out advice. Is it the puppet, or is it Dwight? And will paper Yoda be able to help Dwight convince the girl of his dreams to go to the big dance with him?
"More appealing to kids than adults"
Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight's back - and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students' standardized test scores. Instead, it's driving everyone crazy with its obnoxious videos of Professor FunTime and his insidious singing calculator! When Principal Rabbski cancels the students' field trip - along with art, music, and LEGO classes - to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help.
The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School! After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC - but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes.
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?
"Great in the car"
Tom Angleberger’s acclaimed works have been celebrated as “delightful” (New York Times). In this hilarious tale, Harvey gets Dwight suspended from Ralph McQuarrie Middle School for being a troublemaker. Origami Yoda makes a plea on Dwight’s behalf by asking Tommy and Kellen to gather evidence to prove Dwight’s presence is good for the school. But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have an idea to make sure Dwight stays gone.
"pretty good book"
When Max - Maxine Zealster - befriends her new robot classmate, Fuzzy, part of Vanguard One Middle School's new Robot Integration Program, she helps him learn everything he needs to know about surviving middle school - the good, the bad, and the really, really, ugly. Little do they know that surviving sixth grade is going to become a true matter of life and death, because Vanguard has an evil presence at its heart: a digital student evaluation system named BARBARA that might be taking its mission to shape the perfect student to extremes!
At McQuarrie Middle School, the war against the FunTime Menace - aka test prep - wages on. Our heroes have one battle under their belts, and they've even found a surprising ally in Jabba the Puppett. But to defeat the Dark Standardized Testing Forces they're going to need an even bigger, even more surprising ally: Principal Rabbski. But with great forces - aka the school board - pushing her from above, will the gang's former enemy don a finger puppet and join the Rebellion - or will her transformation to Empress Rabbski, Dark Lord of the Sith, be complete?
"cool book tom I on my next one"
Welcome to Other Worlds, the fourth volume in the Guys Read Library. Prepare yourself for 10 trips into the unknown, as 10 of your favorite writers spin tales of fantasy and science fiction the likes of which you have never imagined. Compiled by National Ambassador for Children's Literature (and Secret Ambassador for the Intergalactic Alliance) Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Other Worlds is the most exciting collection of stories on this - or any other - planet.
Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave expect to spend another dull holiday passing time at the local Qwikpick convenience store. Then an article in their hometown paper catches their eye - the sludge fountain at the nearby sewage plant is being retired. With this news, the three friends decide they're not just normal kids who don't have Christmas plans: They're the Qwikpick Adventure Society. Their first mission: To see the "poop fountain" before it fades from glory.
On the hunt for their next big adventure - something to top the Fountain of Poop, if that's even possible - the kids overhear a construction worker telling his buddies about a rat with a human face he saw in the basement of an old research facility. The decision is unanimous: The next adventure for the Qwikpick Society is on! But when their trip to find the rat doesn't go quite as expected, the trio gets in big trouble.
Best-selling author Tom Angleberger received widespread accolades for The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, which Publishers Weekly called a “delightful first novel.” With Horton Halfpott, Angleberger offers a zany tale of dizzying hilarity. What be this? The unthinkable has happened - Lady Luggertuck has loosened her corset! Oh, this can’t be good. In the wake of the Loosening, it seems anything is possible!
Merkwürdige Dinge passieren an der Schule. Dunkle Mächte scheinen das Zepter in der Hand zu haben....
Dwight gibt seinen Mitschülern plötzlich verblüffend kluge Ratschläge. Er kann das, weil er eine Yoda-Fingerpuppe aus Papier gebastelt hat...
"Yankee Doodle went to town a-riding on a pony stuck a feather in his hatand called it macaroni." Many know the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy", but few understand it. This unapologetically silly picture book reveals that the legendary ride to town (and the whole macaroni thing) was all suggested by Mr. Doodle' s overeager pony. This just makes Mr. Doodle cranky: "I do not want macaroni. I do not want a feather. I do not want any other clothing, any other pasta, or any other parts of a bird. I do not want anything that they have in town!" A historical note ends this colorful, comical take on a nonsensical old song.
First they were given AutoLaces, then NanoGyroWheels, then FissionSoles and TurboBrain...and then they took over the world. But can they keep it?
McToad likes Thursdays. Why? Because on every other day of the week, McToad mows Big Island, but on Thursdays, McToad mows Tiny Island. To do so he puts his mower on the back of a truck, which drives to a train, which goes to a helicopter, which flies to a boat, which uses a crane to put the lawn mower onto Tiny Island. There McToad mows and drinks some lemonade, and before you know it, it's time to turn around and go back home.