Thursday, August 2, 2012

Book Giveaway: The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee

The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
By Tom Angleberger
Amulet Books
208 pages

Available August 7, 2012

I have 5 copies of this great new addition to the series. Author Tom Angleberger’s earlier books The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back were hits with the middle grades and tween crowd. Win a copy of the new book.

Post a comment and include your name, city, state, and email. Deadline for posts is August 15 at noon MST. Winners are randomly chosen by Randomizer and will be notified on August 15. Please check your email. Books will ship from New York.

More about the book:

From the publisher’s website:

About the book:
With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their own—no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwight—a 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’s—even 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.

Visit the author’s website here

Now get busy and post a comment :)
Good luck! Pamela


  1. My MS kids love these books!
    Wichita Falls,TX

  2. I would love to be able to win this book. It is one of the most popular series in my library. I hope Origami Yoda sees fit to pick me!

    Brenda Lemon

  3. Win or not, I've had fun perusing your blog. Thanks.
    Vineland, NJ

  4. I have the first two in the series and would love the third for my middle schoolers. Thanks for your posts.
    Sandy, UT

  5. I would love this book for our elementary library.
    San Saba, TX

  6. My kids love Origami Yoda!
    Tahlequah, OK

  7. My elementary kids will love this book.

    Chrissy Postema, Ann Arbor, Michigan,

  8. Love your blog! Hoping to win this book!
    Tulsa, OK

  9. The first two were definite hits with my students. I can't wait to add this to the collection.

    Ruth Ann
    Perryton, TX

  10. Love Tom Angleberger. Heard him speak about the importance of libraries one time and even made my own Yoda finger puppet!

    Susan Light
    Christiansburg VA

  11. loved the previous books, met him and he's great!

    Marie Perkins
    San Marcos, Texas

  12. Yay - thank you for sharing this Pamela! As an elementary school media specialist, I loved The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and so I encouraged one of my 4th grade teachers to use it for a class read aloud. They ate it up and it caused me to go out and buy 4 copies of the follow-up Darth Paper Strikes Back. One day in the lunchroom I saw 4 boys at 2 different tables with their handmade Origami Yodas! I can't wait to go back to school with this latest book, which is sure to start the year off right.
    Thanks again -
    Margie Jones
    Danbury, Connecticut

  13. I introduced our 3-5th grade students to Origami Yoda a couple of years ago, made giant Origami Yoda bulletin boards, and then the craze kept going with Darth Paper! My kids would love to read another book by Tom. Sorry to say, our budget took great cuts last year and even more this year. We have been cut down to half of what we once had, which has been a fixed rate since becoming a librarian 13 years ago. This would be a great inclusion for our students. Thank you for sharing at any rate!
    Colette Eason

  14. My 4th and 5th grade students love these books!

    Mary Zdrojewski
    Scio, NY

  15. My students would love this book, especially the boys. I am always looking for books to hook the boys and this series is one of those.

    Diane Mentzer
    Hagerstown, MD

  16. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda was one of our Virginia Readers Choice books this past school year. It is a favorite at my school, along with Darth Paper Strikes Back. Our students give us paper yodas to keep on display! We would love to win the third book. Thanks for the chance.
    Janis Jones
    Henrico, VA

  17. My kids, students, and I LOVE the Origami Yoda books . . . so excited to hear about a new one.

    Cathe Olson
    Nipomo, CA

  18. This series is a favorite of students from 3rd grade through high school!
    Barb Gogan
    Sudbury Public Schools
    barbara_gogan @ sudbury. k12. ma. us

  19. My students adore this series! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Cassie Hileman
    Houston, TX

  20. My elementary students love his books :)
    Rachael Fodness
    Manassas, VA

  21. I am so in love with this series. Thanks for offering this giveaway opportunity
    Heidi Lewis
    Guinyard-Butler Middle School
    779 Allen Street
    Barnwell, SC 29812

  22. My kids love mysteries!

    New Milford,CT

  23. This series is great and even high school students enjoy them- especially our reluctant and struggling readers. Can't wait to read this one. Yay!

    Hopewell, VA

  24. My kids have loved the books in this series thus far (Origami Yoda---top vote getter on our campus for the Bluebonnet Award). They would love to get their hands on this one!

    Mansfield, TX

  25. My students enjoy reading this series.

    Mt Pleasant SC

  26. My 4th grade students loved the first 2 books, can't wait to read this one!

  27. Excellent for character discussion.

    Danbury, CT

  28. Origami Yoda is a SC Children's Book Award nominee this year. It was popular last year so lots of my kids have already read it and Darth Paper. They will be so exicited to see another book in this series.

    Cynthia Collins
    Effingham, SC

  29. I love this series! mEAGAN, HYDE PARK, VT, MEAGAN.E.TOWLE@ENC.EDU

  30. My son is a huge fan of this series! He's an aspie and totally can relate to this. I would also love to add the next in the series in my middle school library. My kids there love the books! I got a small taste of this one at TLA and I'm excited to read the whole thing.

    DaLin Cummings
    Brownwood, Texas

  31. This is a great series that my boys love.

    Sandi Prescott
    Arapahoe, NC

  32. The kids love this series. It is so fun to see the boys creating origami characters.

    Patty Arbuckle
    Olympia, WA

  33. 3rd- 5th grade students at my elementary school voted for The Strange Case of Origami Yoda during our Bluebonnet Award Program last year. Our copies of both Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes back are never on the shelves as the students love Angleberger's writing. We would love to have a copy of his latest installment. It sounds just as good as its predecessors. Thanks for offering this contest!

    Millie Harrison
    Thornwood Elementary
    14400 Fern Drive
    Houston, TX 77077

  34. My students love this series!
    Alvin, TX

  35. My students love these book and they were never on the shelf. They would love this new one so I hope I win so I can add it to the collection!

    DeShea Jones
    Nathaniel Alexander Elementary
    Charlotte, NC

  36. We love these books!
    Pasadena, TX

  37. I'd love to add this to my welcome back shelf!

    Mary Clark
    San Marcos, CA
    mary dot clark at smusd dot org

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  39. I would love to win this book, Love Origami Yoda!
    Astoria, NY