August 7, 2012

Tween Tuesday: The Secret of the Fortune Wookie

Tween Tuesday was started by GreenBeanTeenQueen.  It it we highlight great books for the tween set.  Being that I'm now going to be teaching 5-8 I really need to look at a wider range of books.

Today I HAVE to highlight the new Tom Angleberger book:

The Secret of the Fortune Wookie

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.

My son really really enjoyed The Strange Case or Origami Yoda.  We were even fortunate enough to meet the author in person!  He was soooo fun! 

Taught us all how to made a very simple origami yoda. My son even got to help.  

And really awesome for my son too - when he signed his book he drew an X Wing fighter in it!

Anyway I digress.  I'm very excited that there is another book in this series that is so great for tweens to read!
 At the store.....Buy it you will


  1. Oh how cute. I must try this one and the one before it.

  2. Ha-ha: "At the store, buy it you will." So neat to see such this combination of unique and unusual ideas. And a whole new generation of kids can appreciate Chewbacca!

  3. I listened to the audiobook of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda with my 24 year old brother on a road trip earlier this summer. We both chuckled our way through it. I'm glad to know the series doesn't end - and I shall have to find the next couple of books.

    So glad the bookstore visit & signing went well!

  4. Sounds like a good book. I'd love to read it in audio version like Cecelia.