Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Secret of the Fortune Wookie by Tom Angleberger

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

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

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.
My thoughts:
With the students wondering if Origami Yoda can be replaced by the Fortune Wookie and his translator, Han Foldo, and wondering if Dwight was just perpetuating an act the drama of middle school continues.  Taking the focus off the academics and onto the personal relationships between the students.  This book keeps kids reading and gets them excited about it.  My children love that there are directions in the back to make an origami character all on your own.  I'd love to pick this series back up this summer with my children.  They were really into it at one point and then we got to the end of the books the library had and stopped.  With summer right around the corner it is time to find out if our local libraries have more of the titles from this series.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419703928
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Origami Yoda Series , #3
  • Pages: 208

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

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