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Abrams Books Releases Final Cover for Tom Angleberger's Origami Yodi Series

logo_default On August 12th, 2014, Abrams Books imprint Amulet will release the sixth and final book, EMPEROR PICKLETINE RIDES THE BUS, in the Origami Yoda Series. First published in 2010, this series has more than 5.3 million copies in print and has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "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.” School Library Journal also called the series, "honest, funny, and immensely entertaining. The illustrations and design will engage readers.”

Publishers Weekly released the cover earlier this week and talked to Tom about his inspiration for the series and his new book The Qwikpick Papers: Poop Fountain. (Click to read Tom Angleberger to Fold Origami Yoda Series.) Though we're sad to see the end of this series, we couldn't be more thrilled about the new cover! Let us know what you think on twitter - @MandaGroup!

9781419709333Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: An Origami Yoda Book By Tom Angleberger Abrams/Amulet Augugt 12, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4197-0933-3

Tom Angleberger in Toronto! | Abrams Books

Bestselling author Tom Angleberger, will be in Toronto tonight (May 16th) to promote his new book Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling! Join him at Chapters on The Queensway at 7pm for an interactive origami session themed around his new book. Event: Chapters on the Queensway May 16th 7-8pm

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Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling An Origami Yoda Activity Book Author: By Tom Angleberger Imprint: Amulet Books ISBN: 1-4197-0534-2 EAN: 9781419705342

About the book Stick figures to the dark side only lead! To doodle like a Jedi you must learn! With this companion to the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, beloved author Tom Angleberger—with the help of the kids from McQuarrie Middle School—presents young Padawans with dozens of activities from the Star Wars universe. Padawans can learn how to fold R2-D2 and C-3PO, draw Jabba, and even build a fully functioning ChapStick rocket! Other Force-mastering activities include: “Kellen’s Guide to Cool Letters,” “Mike’s Complete Rules and Tips for Pencil Pod-Racing,” “Rhondella’s Tips for Photographing Origami,” and much more!

With Tom Angleberger’s goofy sense of humor and accessible art style, Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling is sure to satisfy and inspire the millions of Origami Yoda and Star Wars fans. May the doodles be with you!

Includes 16-page color insert with 10 pages of colored pull-out origami paper; instructions to make Yoda, Darth, C-3PO, Admiral Ackbar, and R2-D2; a section on photographing your origami creations, and two Star Wars backdrops to photograph them against.

Praise for Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling "Once again, Angleberger’s humor, which presents itself in the text through characters from the series, in both human and origami form, connects with middle-grade readers. 'Art2' and the other 'Origami Yoda' books are the ultimate example of the by-a-fan/for-the-fans format, which succeeds if executed properly. This did he.” —Florida Times-Union"Excellent activity-book offshoot of Angleberger’s bestselling Origami Yoda series… The banter and tongue-and-cheek humor of the previous books is present, along with encouragement." —Publishers Weekly"The presentation’s offbeat attitude, ingenuity, and wit, many libraries will want to stock this high interest book..." —Booklist

About the author Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series, including The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, and The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee. Visit him online at OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.

Jabba the Puppett | ABRAMS BOOKS

ABRAMS Books Announcement: Jabba the Puppett will be the fourth character to be featured in Tom Angleberger's Origami Yoda Series!!! The new book will be titled "The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett," has an announced first printing of 500,000 copies and will have a one-day national lay-down on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. The previous book in the series, ART2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling, debuted on the national bestseller lists its first week on sale. Jabba the Puppett

In the new book, dark times fall on McQuarrie Middle School when the principal cancels art, music and LEGO classes to make time for a new test prep program called the FunTime Menace, so the students form a Rebel Alliance with the help of Origami Yoda.

"Jabba wasn't the feature character I was expecting," Angleberger admitted. "But I think once fans read the book, they will agree that it's hard to say no to him!"

There are currently three titles in the series as well as an interactive companion book. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, was published in 2010, followed by Darth Paper Strikes Back in 2011. The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee was published in August 2012 and the interactive companion book Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling, released in March 2013.

Darth Paper Instructional Video!

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Tom Angleberger
author of Darth Paper Stikes Back

 Tom Angleberger’s Strange Case of Origami Yoda was hailed as “delightful” by the New York Times and called “the most original novel of the year” by the Boston Globe.  This fall Abrams is releasing the sequel Darth Paper Strikes Back (9781419700279), a hilarious exploration of the intrigues, fads and dramas of middle school.   The author recently posted a helpful instructional video on how to fold Darth Paper. Check out the video here! You can also visit his website at OrigamiYoda.com.