Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger
London, Abrams, 2010, 145p

Origami Yoda is psychic. He can answer any question you ask him. He can offer advise. He warns you what might come up in the science test. And yet, he is merely paper.

Dwight is clearly incredible at origami, and his latest product is Yoda. However, Tommy is unsure whether to trust Origami Yoda, so does not know whether or not to ask Sara to dance with him. This novel is a compilation of case studies that Tommy brings together - evidence about whether or not Yoda's predictions have been accurate - in order to help him make his decision.

This is one of the most original interpretations of Star Wars yet. The idea of a group of school boys adopting a paper model as their guide is brilliant. The story is light-hearted and funny - for children and adults alike. There is even a little step-by-step guide to making your own Origami Yoda at the back! Delicious.

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