Archive for January, 2011

School Visit Gets Rowdy, Sparkly

Here’s the ROWDY part…And here’s the SPARKLY part…

I guess I could point out that it’s the boys who are going beserk and the girls who are smiling nicely, but you may have already noticed…

Darth Paper Conquers the World! Photo Contest rules and news…

Contest Entry by Brandy

The Contest: Take best photo & win ADVANCE copy of the Origami Yoda sequel — “Darth Paper Strikes Back” — before it’s available to the rest of the world.


Instructions… Read the rest of this entry »

Oh No! Mr. Schell’s class has gone to the Dark Side!

My local library puts OY’s ALA Notable on marquee! #librariansrock

The awesome librarians at my local library, Meadowbrook, changed their sign for Origami Yoda after it was named an ALA Notable book!

*In case you’re wondering, I don’t know what AURA is either…

A sneak peek at my next book, Horton Halfpott…

Want a sneak peek at my next book?

I’ve secretly launched Go over and take a look. You’ll see the opening paragraphs, pictures of some of the main characters, a map of the action … and you’ll learn the AWESOME secret about the cover!

Contest rules update…

I’ll have a post with all the official contest rules soon.
But here are a few things:

1) Photo will be posted to Flickr and then added to a photo map.
2) I’ll need to know what state/country the photo is from for the map.
3) Resizing to 800px would be great.

Also… Photoshopping is allowed. I’m not sure if the judge(s) will like it or not, but it is allowed.

Enter as many times as you like!

All photos should be emailed to me at:

We’ve got some great photos so far. Keep them coming!

Darth Paper … made by Super-folders!

Scary Darth Paper by Super-folder Austin!

Awesome Red Vader by Cooper

Tiny (yet awesome) Darth Paper by Jimmy

Skydiving Vader by Houston!

This one is the very first Darth Paper I ever received from a Super-Folder. Lorenzo folded this a long, long time ago! (Last May?) And correctly predicted that Darth Vader would be the star of the second book.

I’m Not Mad contest winners….

Thanks to all of you for not being mad about the delays and for entering the contest!

The winners of advance preview copies of Horton Halfpott are … Josh B. and Julie P.

The winner of Origami Yoda is … Wesley.

If you three winners will please email your shipping addresses to, you’ll be getting your books soon!

For everybody else, if you want to win a copy of Darth Paper BEFORE it is available to the public you need to enter the Darth Paper Conquers the World Contest.

And the sequel is …. Darth Paper Strikes Back!

Finally, I can reveal the secret! Darth Vader is the Star Wars star of the sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, which will be called…

Darth Paper Strikes Back!

Darth Vader was the strong favorite in the Origami Who poll, beating Han & Chewie, Admiral Ackbar and a Clone Trooper by thousands of votes! So I’m very happy to say that the majority was right this time and Darth will be coming to McQuarrie Middle School along with Dwight, Tommy, Kellen, Sara, Rhondella and just about everybody else from the first book including Origami Yoda.

Want to guess who brings him to school? Dwight? No way! Tommy? Nope. Harvey? No comment!

The book comes out next FALL. In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy Horton Halfpott (Spring 2011) and, of course, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.

Now… let’s get down to business…

Folding intructions. Here they are! Just click on each one to see it bigger…

The Contest:

How would you like to be one of the first people on THIS planet to read “Origami Yoda II: Darth Paper Strikes Back?”

If you win this contest you can be. The winner of this contest will receive an ADVANCE copy of the book directly from me long before it is available in stores next Fall. (They’ll have to promise not to give away the INCREDIBLE, MIND-BLOWING ENDING, of course!)

Here’s how to enter: Once you’ve made your own Darth Paper, take a photo of him somewhere interesting…. your school cafeteria, the Corn Palace in South Dakota, the White House, your Grandma’s kitchen, the Death Star…. anywhere you happen to be. The person who sends in the coolest photo wins*. (To be chosen by judges.)

Just send it as an EMAIL ATTACHMENT to Be sure to tell me what state/country the photo was taken in. (And if you can resize it to 800px that would be great!)

No purchase necessary … but you will need to fold a Darth Paper!

Darth Vader and Yoda are registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. Title and character and place names protected by all applicable trademark laws. All rights reserved.

Illustrations, photos, website copyright Tom Angleberger 2011

Origami Yoda and Origami II are published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS

Sequel News Thursday at Noon EST

Thanks for waiting everybody….
The News is going to break Thursday at noon!

Today I spilled the secret to a reporter from Publishers Weekly! She’s going to run the story tomorrow(Thursday) online… So even if I somehow am prevented from posting it, it’s still going to get out there!

But I hope to have the story here along with news about the contests, folding instructions, etc…

That’s less that 24 hours from now!
Thank you so much for being patient!! The extra time helped make the launch bigger and better…

See you back here real sooN!


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