Title Profile & Character Information

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Annotation
In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel.

 
F&P Level: T
F&P Genre: RF

Awards
2011  American Library Association Notable Books for Children
2011  Indies' Choice Book Award
2011-2012  Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award
2012  North Carolina Children's Book Award
2012  Bluebonnet Award
2011-2012  Great Lakes' Great Books Award
2012  Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Characters
NameDwight
GenderBoy
OccupationStudent

NameTommy
GenderBoy
OccupationStudent

GenreFiction
Juvenile
Mystery
    --Detective duo
TopicsStudents
Mysteries
Puppets