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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,344 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Angleberger Narrator: Mark Turetsky Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Origami Yoda Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781461847298
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Tom Angleberger, whose works have been celebrated as “delightful” (New York Times), serves up another hilarious and clever breakout hit in this follow-up to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.

It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda–related humiliations, Harvey manages to get Dwight suspended from school for being a troublemaker. Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file—one that will show how Dwight’s presence benefits McQuarrie. With the help of their friends, Tommy and Kellen record cases such as “Origami Yoda and the Pre-eaten Wiener,” “Origami Yoda and the Exploding Pizza Bagels,” and “Origami Yoda and Wonderland: The Musical.” But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have a secret plan that could make Dwight’s suspension permanent.

With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy sequel to his breakout bestseller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “Based on the positive reception Origami Yoda has received, kids will be clamoring for this sequel. They won’ t be disappointed.” 

    School Library Journal

  • “Pitch-perfect middle-school milieu and enough Star Wars references (and laughs) to satisfy fans and win new ones.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryanne | 2/15/2014

    " This is a really fun series. My young boys and I love to read them together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora | 2/12/2014

    " Great follow-up to Origami Yoda and I can't wait for the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agatha | 2/3/2014

    " Tbhis sequel to the equally entertaining The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is perfect for elementary school children; it is laugh-out-loud funny but carries a serious message about friendship and the function of fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elyce | 1/28/2014

    " Not as good as the first one, but a nice sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/17/2014

    " Darth Paper was a wonderful sequel to Origami Yoda. I am pretty sure I liked it even more than the first. The element of Dwight vs. Harvey (Yoda vs. Vader) makes it a fun read. The idea of the plot being all about a case file for the school board to save Dwight was a great concept! Go Tom! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl Nelson | 1/4/2014

    " Fun, interesting, and peppered with treats for aficionados as well as casual "Star Wars" fans. Recommend for advanced elementary school to junior high readers. Obviously, entertaining to nerdy adults as well. ;-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christopher | 1/3/2014

    " The second installment in the Origami Yoda series definitely did NOT live up to its predecessor. I was already sick of the speculations that a folded piece of paper could harness "the Force", and now there's a second folded piece of paper trying to find the first folded piece of paper out. Hopefully the third installment will be much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elyse | 1/1/2014

    " From the author of Origami Yoda comes Darth Paper Strikes Back. I adored this young fiction book, maybe even more than the first. In this story, the kids have to present a case to the school board to save their friend Dwight (creator and voice of Origami Yoda) who has been expelled from their school for seemingly false reasons. It presents some bullying situations and solutions, as well as having the middle school kids reflect on their own behaviors and consequences. It's also funny and heartwarming, with a happy and surprising ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger | 12/28/2013

    " Another fun book to read along with my son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Lauerman | 12/19/2013

    " Very funny. Loved starwars and liked it on origami form "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greta | 12/1/2013

    " As fun as the first book. There is some brilliance here! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Athena | 10/31/2013

    " I just want to know what school district offers model rocketry and LEGO robots for electives. Seriously. I'm going to move there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 10/15/2013

    " A great sequel. Nice stress of creative process, importance of education and friendship. I'm excited to hear if the kids love this one too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 10/1/2013

    " I am still enjoying this series - this one is probably better than the Origami Yoda though. I really wanted to know what was going to happen to Dwight. Good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Schultz | 9/29/2013

    " I like this one every better than the first one. What fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn | 7/18/2013

    " i really enjoyed this book, but it did use texting language for some swearing, but overall it was a very good book. i must say that the first one was much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Juline | 4/22/2012

    " Just a fun read...the ending made the book - read out loud to anna and lydia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Weller | 4/21/2012

    " This is such a brilliant series. Obviously it's geared toward middle school students, but the clever writing, funny pictures, and the clever plot line kept me turning pages. If you need a good laugh, pick up the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 1/14/2012

    " A great sequel. A fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Polly | 11/2/2011

    " Much the same quality as "Origami Yoda", but with a more satisfying ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashlei | 10/28/2011

    " Realy quick read, written in short exerpts to keep 3rd-5th grades interested "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 10/28/2011

    " I love these books! So fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/28/2011

    " A really cute kids book. A quick and easy read but it makes you smile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms.Gaye | 10/24/2011

    " Loved it! Especially loved the two references to "Robot Dreams", one of my fave graphic novels! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Artie | 10/20/2011

    " LUKE!! I AM YOUR FATHER!!! Darth Paper destroys every thing Yoda did!!!! So sad!! So sad!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/18/2011

    " Just a fun read...the ending made the book - read out loud to anna and lydia "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Makai | 10/18/2011

    " This book is great! The origami instructions plus the bonus games are grate but it it is just getting started! Will Dwight's friends get him back to school? Read to find out!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimmie | 10/16/2011

    " Great follow-up to the Origami Yoda. Very funny read (laughed out loud throughout the entire book). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wade | 10/15/2011

    " i love this book i wanna get the strange case of origami yoda! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Austin | 10/12/2011

    " I really liked the book! I would recomend reading the first origami yoda first. "

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About the Author
Author Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series, which includes The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back. Some of his other works include Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run and The Qwikpick Adventure Society. Previously, he worked as a columnist for the Roanoke Times. He lives with his wife, Cece Bell, also an author and illustrator, in Christianburg, Virginia.

About the Narrator

Mark Turetsky is an award-winning audiobook narrator and voice-over artist living in Brooklyn. In addition to audiobooks, Mark has voiced numerous commercials, video games, and online presentations. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and holds a minor in English and American Literature. Mark was an AudioFile Best Voice for 2010 and 2013.