My Big News … Origami Yoda

Well, my secret is out at last. A lot sooner than I expected. The good news that has had me atwitter lately is that my crazy dream is finally coming true and that, with the permission of Lucasfilm, “Origami Yoda” is going to be published. This is the project I’ve been discussing online with the codename “LLama in a Hat.” But it’s not a llama, it’s Yoda! Can you beleive it?
Here’s the blurb that has shown up on the web,,,,
Tom Angleberger’s* THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ORIGAMI YODA, in which a sixth-grade boy and his school friends are given advice about life, love, and friendship from an origami Yoda figure often found on the finger of their strange classmate….
It still blows my mind, but as I’ve said so many times… my love for Star Wars is pure and true and somehow Lucasfilm must have understood that. The truth is that I had actually given up hope. But my amazing editor at Abrams SECRETLY had not. When she emailed to say that Lucasfilm might actually approve it … that was not just a career highlight but a lifetime highlight.
 And, on top of that, getting published by Abrams — Diary of Wimpy Kid! — is a thrill. My editor is wonderful and, as I noted above, the book is already as much her doing as mine.
I’m sure I’ll be talking about it alot in the next year — I don’t think it will even be out until next Spring — so I’ll settle back down and hush for now…
*not sure what name will go on the book, actually.
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10 Responses

  1. Cool you are. Happy am I for you. Stop I will now. This is outstanding news!!!! Your editor must be a secret Jedi. Woo-hoo!

  2. Thanks a lot Mary Lee and Sara!
    By the way, the same page that spilled my news had a blurb on Sara’s new book, too:

    Middle grade Author of LETTERS FROM RAPUNZEL, Sara Lewis Holmes’ NEW RECRUIT, the story of two cousins living on an Air Force base, the dynamic sixth grade teacher who introduces them to improv, and the community that rallies around them when one of their own goes missing in Afghanistan,…

  3. Hurrah! The clues on your blog were there all that time, and I didn’t see them for what they were. I really was convinced that your project had something to do with Clifford because of the “bigness” of the project.

  4. Yay, Sam! I’m sure many a kid is going to want to read this book. Congrats!!

  5. Congratulations! This is awesome news!

  6. Congrats again! So very cool!!

  7. Congratulations! 🙂

  8. Thanks a lot everybody!
    If I had enough female characters, I’d change their names to Mary Lee, Alkelda, Kelly, Hipwrite R. Mama, Linda and Jennifer. (I do have a Sara already.)

  9. […] on July 11, 2009 by riddleburger Well, as soon as I finish this post I’ll be starting the Origami Yoda revisions. Whew, my editor has thrown me a couple of challenges. Maybe more than a couple. I may […]

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