Darth Paper Strikes Back

Darth Paper Strikes Back

An Origami Yoda Book

eBook - 2011
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The hilarious, clever, and much-anticipated follow-up to the breakout hit, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda!

It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda-related humiliations, Harvey manages to get Dwight suspended from school for being a "troublemaker." Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file--one that will show how Dwight's presence benefits McQuarrie. With the help of their friends, Tommy and Kellen record cases such as "Origami Yoda and the Pre-eaten Wiener," "Origami Yoda and the Exploding Pizza Bagels," and "Origami Yoda and Wonderland: The Musical ." But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have a secret plan that could make Dwight's suspension permanent . . .

This is the second 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).

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STARRED REIVEW "Angleberger's just-as-funny follow-up to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda delves deeper into the mystery of the helpful paper Yoda in a satisfying tale of friendship and just resistance to authority.Pitch-perfect middle-school milieu and enough Star Wars references (and laughs) to satisfy fans and win new ones." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review "In this imaginative sequel...author Tom Angleberger has his finger puppet squarely on the erratic pulse of middle-school life, with its shifting allegiances, squeals, moans and misgivings." -- Washington Post "As with this story's predecessor, the well-observed middle-school dynamics (and Angleberger's sharp sense of humor) are greatly amplified by the book's design, which includes faux wrinkled pages, abundant doodles, and other scrawled marginalia. It's a natural step up from the Wimpy Kid series, with more text and narrative complexity, but just as much on-target humor and all-around fun." -- Publishers Weekly "This book is honest, funny, and immensely entertaining. The illustrations and design will engage readers. Based on the positive reception Origami Yoda has received, kids will be clamoring for this sequel. They won't be disappointed." -- School Library Journal "The Force is with Tom Angleberger in this sequel to his funny and clever novel/comics hybrid, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. A sequel to equal the funny and clever novel/comics debut of the Origami Yoda, as Dwight's friends try to save him from reform school. -- Shelf Awareness

"With the same deft touch that made The Strange Case of Origami Yoda a pleasure, Angleberger takes readers through the ups and downs of adolescence." -- Portland Book Review

" Darth Paper offers further proof that Angleberger really understands middle-schoolers and the daily dramas that engulf them, while still finding the humor inherent in their situations. -- Scripps News
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781613122785
Characteristics: 1 online resource (159 pages) : illustrations


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Sep 30, 2017

i love this book!

ArapahoeCynthiaK Jun 26, 2017

As if middle school wasn't hard enough try adding an odd student named Dwight whose claim to fame is his Origami Yoda. This Yoda dispenses worthy advice to his friends, fights with enemy Darth Paper and ends up getting kicked out of school. Very engaging audio!

Aug 04, 2015

Very geeky book. I haven't watched Star Wars, so I guess I didn't get lots of the 'inside jokes' and stuff. Another thing is that I don't feel Tom Angleberger portrayed middle school very well. First of all, in SIXTH grade, girls don't have boyfriends and vice versa and especially don't 'go out', and second of all, the popular girls don't 'like like' the geeks!

Jul 20, 2015

Origami Awesomeness

Jul 14, 2014

I loved this book. It was just as good as the first one. *SPOILERS* I'm so glad Origami Yoda was real at the end. I cried from when Harvey read the letter all the way to the end, and that's saying something, because I don't cry over very many books. *END OF SPOILERS* Overall, it was a great book.

Jul 12, 2014

Love this book and series!!!!!

Violet_Bat_19 Jun 06, 2014

I enjoyed this book about as much as the first. I like the fight between Harvey and Dwight/Darth Paper and Origami Yoda.

Jun 04, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I think it is a great read for people who like Star Wars and origami, and even for people who don't like Star Wars and origami to get interested in those things.
I even laughed out loud!

Jun 03, 2013

Almost beats Origami Yoda, but because it's an Origami Yoda book, that's okay. Basically, someone challenges Dwight because Dwight is stealing all of the attention from Harvey, the person who eventually created Darth Paper. But you must read the rest to find out what happens next. Will Dwight have to leave McQuarrie Middle School?

Jan 05, 2013

This book is SO funny... And cool! My favorite instructions of all origami Yoda books; 5-FOLD EMERGENCY ORIGAMI YODA!!! "It's so simple" says Tommy. "Why thank you!" goes Dwight. It's just Bolt Stookyness!


(Plastic Dinosaurs = What to say when something's awesome. Bolt = awesome. Stookyness = awesomeness. <~ all from "The Secret Of The Fortune Wookie"


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whiteshadow13 Jun 06, 2012

Harvey, upset when his Darth Paper finger puppet brings humiliation, gets Dwight suspended, but Origami Yoda asks Tommy and Kellan, now in seventh grade, to make a new casefile to persuade the School Board to reinstate Dwight.


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