The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

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To celebrate World Origami Days (October 24–November 11) I would recommend one of my favorite books of the last five years. The ancient Japanese art of Origami does not seem an obvious premise for a trendy, very funny, and contemporary novel, but then great children’s writers always find new slants on old topics. In The […]

Origami, School
Featured on November 5

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr


For two and a half weeks, through November 11, we celebrate World Origami Days. Why not try your hand at the Japanese folk art of paper folding that originated in the seventeenth century? During World Origami Days, I’m going to take a look at two novels that explore paper folding—one classic and one cutting edge. […]

History, Origami, True Story, World War II
Featured on October 25

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