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Monday
Sep032012

Listen to Origami Yoda, you should

Not the finger puppet that counsels students at McQuarrie Middle School (although you could do worse than follow his advice), but the audio of Tom Angleberger's The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Recorded Books, 2011; Amulet, 2010). We listened to Origami Yoda (and its sequel, Darth Paper Strikes Back, which is even better) while on vacation last week and highly recommend it to everyone who loves Star Wars and has ever been (or will ever be) in middle school.

Origami Yoda has some of our favorite audio features--namely multiple narrators, only one of which we didn't like, and an episodic plot (we were mostly making short trips in the car). Bonus: it's funny. And for a couple of hours, the kids only argued over who got to read The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee first when we got home (I won).

Reader Comments (2)

We agree (of course!) I am also a fan of Mark Turetsky's narration on Wendy Mass' The Candymakers. And in another Angleberger book: Ron Ketih does a great job on Horton Halfpott!

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermadelyn

Thanks for the recommendations, Madelyn--will definitely check those out! The narrator makes or breaks the audio for us.

September 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterAnamaria
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