The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

by Tom Angleberger

A combined Mother Daughter Book Club and Books for Boys meeting for this book was held on May 11, 2017, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.


Meet Dwight, a sixth-grade oddball. Dwight does a lot of weird things, like wearing the same T-shirt for a month or telling people to call him “Captain Dwight.” This is embarrassing, particularly for Tommy, who sits with him at lunch every day.

But Dwight does one cool thing. He makes origami. One day he makes an origami finger puppet of Yoda. And that’s when things get mysterious. Origami Yoda can predict the future and suggest the best way to deal with a tricky situation. His advice actually works, and soon most of the sixth grade is lining up with questions.

Tommy wants to know how Origami Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. Is Yoda tapping into the Force? It’s crucial that Tommy figure out the mystery before he takes Yoda’s advice about something VERY IMPORTANT that has to do with a girl.

This is Tommy’s case file of his investigation into “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.”

book 1 in the Origami Yoda series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Johnathan rated it ★★★★ and said “I liked this book a lot. I thought it was going to be a weird telling of Star Wars with paper but it is about kids trying to navigate life. It was funny, the characters talked like kids (I hate when the kids just sound like small adults), and the plot fun. I definitely want to read the series to see how it progresses.”

Katra rated it ★★★★

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