The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee

By Tom Angleberger; Cece Bell (Illustrator)
(Harry N. Abrams, Hardcover, 9781419703928, 160pp.)

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

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Description
With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their ownno Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwighta 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 seven 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.
With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy follow-up to his breakout bestsellers "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" and "Darth Paper Strikes Back."
Praise for "The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee"
STARRED REVIEW
"Angleberger's third in the series continues the fun. A chorus of spot-on middle school voices and plenty of laughs are wrapped around this tale of friendship and seasoned with Star Wars references."
"Kirkus Reviews," starred review
"Tom Angleberger offers a hilarious third book in his best-selling series starring origami "Star Wars" characters. Angleberger's grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-on, and parents who want to get a sense of what it's like be a preteen these days might consider reading this book. But you'll likely have to pry it out of your young reader's hands first."
"Scripps Howard News Service"
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About the Author
Tom Angleberger ("Rise of the RoboShoes ") began writing his first novel in eighth grade, but never completed it. Since then, he s been a newspaper reporter and columnist, a juggler, a weed boy, a lawn-mower-part assembler, and a biology research assistant. This bestselling author insists he s not really all that creative "I m more of a puzzle-putter-together."

Cece Bell has written and illustrated many books for children, among them the beloved Sock Monkey books. She also illustrated "Crankee Doodle, "written by her husband, Tom Angleberger, best-selling author of the Origami Yoda books. She lives in Virginia with her family and can also be found at www.cecebell.com.
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