Darth Paper Strikes Back

Tom Angleberger author

Format:Hardback

Publisher:Abrams

Published:23rd Aug '11

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This is the hilarious, clever and much-anticipated follow-up to the breakout hit, "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda". Tom is an exciting new voice in middle grade fiction. His spot-on portrayals of secondary school and the dynamics that exist between kids are realistic and humorous. He's definitely a rising author to watch. This is the fantastic book for boys and reluctant readers especially. Publishers "Weekly" said Tom's writing included 'spot-on boy banter,' "100 Scope Notes" called Yoda 'reluctant reader platinum,' and "Fuse No. 8" said, 'It's been a while since I found a book that can truly be called genderless (in that it has wide appeal across the board).' Lucasfilm is enthusiastically back on board with us for the second book. It includes instructions for making your own original origami Darth Vader. Darth Vader is the most popular "Star Wars" character, their 'Mickey Mouse' according to Lucas.

**STARRED REVIEW** “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 *
“Honest, funny, and immensely entertaining . . . 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." * Shelf Awareness *
“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 *

  • Winner of Colorado Children's Book Award (Junior Novel) 2013
  • Commended for Cybils (Middle Grade Fiction) 2011
  • Short-listed for Young Reader's Choice Award (Junior/Grades 4-6) 2014

ISBN: 9781419700279

Dimensions: 217mm x 141mm x 19mm

Weight: 290g

176 pages