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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

My son, Jason Andrew, just finished reading The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and the follow-up book in the series, Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book.

He loved both of them. He actually read them twice. In the books there are instructions to make Origami Yoda and Darth Paper.

Today I ran across the above photo of Origami Yoda. It's much more elaborate than the one they teach you to create in the books, but it's extremely cool. Jas' made about two dozen paper Darth Vader andYoda figures while he was reading the books.

Anyhow, if you are a nine-year-old boy in fourth grade you love them. If you are a 41-year-old guy who sometimes acts like a fourth grader, you'll also love these books.

If you'd like to purchase them, consider doing it from Amazon using my links.  I think I earn about $.40 per book which go into the Jason's Million Project.

Description from Amazon
In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel.


  1. Howdy!
    You may be interested to know that the Origami Yoda you have pictured, the Kawahata Yoda, was actually the inspiration for the books! Unlike myself, Kawahata is a real origami master!

    I'm glad your son liked the books!

    -Tom Angleberger

  2. Wow, we have a celebrity in the house!


    Thanks for the note. I've been a fan of origami (somewhat) and Star Wars (to the extreme) since I was younger than my son.

    Star Wars has been a bond between my son and I. I received my first Star Wars toys in 1977, and 35 years later, it's still a language we can speak together. This weekend we are heading to see the first of the new movies in 3-D on the big screen.

    Thank you so much, Tom, for being a contributor to the culture that binds my son and I together.

    Lil' Jas' will be particularly happy when I assure him your message. Thank you for all you do.

    May the force be with you!

    Jason (Big Jason) Tweed


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