Get to Know Tom Angleberger
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Loved The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back? Now see what a certain paper Chewbacca has to say to the kids at McQuarrie Middle School. And even if this new fortune teller is sometimes a little . . . well, romantic, and Dwight may be becoming a little too . . . well, normal, this book is still awesomely funny.
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book
Amulet, 2012 (Ages 8-12)
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Q & A with Tom Angleberger
Where did you get your idea for this book?
I saw a wonderful origami Yoda online by a Japanese paper folder named Fumiaki Kawahata. Since I love Star Wars and I love origami I wanted to have one. But the instructions looked IMPOSSIBLE! So I decided to try making a really simple one. It only looked a little like Yoda... BUT it did fit on my finger! And that it what inspired the book!
What was your favorite book when you were growing up?
My favorite serious books, were the Lloyd Alexander series beginning with The Book of Three. My favorite funny books were the Bagthorpe books by Helen Cresswell and Daniel Pinkwater's Lizard Music, Snark out Boys, Alan Mendelsohn, etc...
How old were you when you started writing?
In the fifth grade I won 10 bucks for an essay about the flag or something. TEN BUCKS!
What is your favorite word?
What is your favorite book about Chicago?
That is really hard to pick since so many of Pinkwater's books are set in Chicago... I'll go with Lizard Music, but I think it may be the Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death that give you the best feel for the city.
More to Explore
Books on Origami
- Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-Folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away...
- This Book Made Me Do It: Cool Things to Make, Do, and Explore
- Crafty Activities: 50 Fun and Easy Things to Make
- The ABCs of Origami
- The Usborne Book of Origami
The Star Wars Universe
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
- Star Wars, The Clone Wars: Incredible Vehicles
- Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars, What is a Wookiee?
- Star Wars film series
Books on Fortune Telling
- Do You Believe in Ghosts?: Fortune-tellers, Séances, Mediums, and More!
- The Mysterious Secrets of Dreams
Websites to Explore
- Fortune Wookiee is actually not origami but kirigami, find out what makes these two different.
- Learn to fold the original origami Yoda by Fumiaki Kawahata.
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