is a series of books by author Tom Angleberger about a child named Dwight Tharp who attends McQuarrie Middle School and who carries around a Yoda finger puppet named "Origami Yoda" to give advice to the other students. The books within the series so far are The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
, Darth Paper Strikes Back
, Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
, and The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet
(all in chronological order). The usage of the scenarios and characters of Star Wars
franchise within the novels was officially granted by LucasFilm.
Provides examples of:
- Berserk Button: Harvey after Tommy wipes his nose on an origami stormtrooper he was working on, resulting in Harvey yelling at the top of his lungs in the middle of an assembly.
- Also Dwight's Mom in the chapter of the 2nd book that is literally named Dwight's Mom Tells off the School Board.
- Big Bad: Harvey in the 1st book and most of the 2nd, although the role of Big Bad has later transitioned to Principal Rabbski.
- Brick Joke: The series loves this trope.
- The Case Of: The first novel uses this naming pattern.
- Cliff Hanger: The end of the 3rd book.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Dwight all the way.
- Cool Loser: Dwight to the other kids.
- Face-Heel Turn: Surprisingly Harvey during the 3rd book after reading about his good actions at the end of the 2nd book.
- Five-Man Band: 5 of the main kids can be considered this.
- Heel-Face Turn: Harvey at the end of the 2nd book.
- I Knew It: One chapter near the end of the 3rd book written by Harvey has the words "I WAS RIGHT!" written over two pages after finding out that Han Foldo and the Fortune Wookiee are frauds that were created by Sara and not by Dwight.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Harvey
- Kid Detective: Dwight when he's trying to figure something out without Origami Yoda's help. Dwight even speaks in a british accent when this happens.
- NO INDOOR VOICE: Mr. Howell
- Punny Name: Some of the names of the origami creations, such as Darth Paper and Han Foldo.
- Running Gag: Alongside Brick Joke, the series loves this trope.
- Boo-Hoo Tears and Mad Tears
- The word "Purple"
- Dwight lying down in weird places.
- Stock Shout Out: The series is loaded throughout with references to the scenarios and characters of the Star Wars films.
- Shout-Out: The "Tycho Brache has a wax nose!" line in the first book.
- Tagalong Kid: Murky in the most stories he appears in.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Marcie, an 8th grader from the 1st book. She is never mentioned again in the series.