Origami Yoda

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 626 ratings

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Publisher's Summary

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?

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  • Book 1

    • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

    • By: Tom Angleberger
    • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky, Greg Steinbruner, Jonathan Ross, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 258

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More appealing to kids than adults

    • By EmilyK on 06-29-13

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Darth Paper Strikes Back

    • An Origami Yoda Book
    • By: Tom Angleberger
    • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good

    • By Shannon on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee

    • An Origami Yoda Book
    • By: Tom Angleberger
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Jennifer Ikeda, Ali Ahn, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read the whole series first 😒

    • By Sean T McConnell on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett

    • An Origami Yoda Book
    • By: Tom Angleberger
    • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky, Ali Ahn, Eliza Foss, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Mireille van Wijk on 02-07-15

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 5

    • Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue

    • An Origami Yoda Book
    • By: Tom Angleberger
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn, Elza Foss, Julia Gibson, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No perfect speed

    • By Sean T McConnell on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 6

    • Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

    • By: Tom Angleberger
    • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky, Greg SteinBrunner, Ali Ahn, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It just seems bad Riley bad

    • By Deborah on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $13.99