Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus. The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School! After successfully fighting to save their field trip in. Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series. Read Common Sense Media’s Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: Origami Yoda. The seventh-graders of McQuarrie Middle School and their Star Wars-inspired origami finger puppets go on a field trip to Washington, D.C.

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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: Origami Yoda Book 6

Empathy is the strong theme running through the students’ self-sorting for the buses to Tommy’s guilty feelings for letting down the principal and his understanding of Harvey’s prickly behavior.

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Though disaster looms and sometimes more than looms for much of the book, all the characters have a chance for a final moment in the sun. I especially appreciated the twist regarding Harvey and his reasons for his contrary attitude, which legitimately surprised me.

Oct 08, Courtney Umlauf rated it really liked it Shelves: It was a solid conclusion to piclletine series and I think it did a good job of answering the original question: Rieds was surprised when the thing happen to Tommy. And of eides, she says yes. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. But there are problems aplenty since their principal has banned all ori Although the last book in this appealing series takes plenty of unexpected twists, turns, and detours, it ends on a satisfying note–and for those of us who abhor the overemphasis on high stakes testing, there’s even a tiny bit about the tests those seventh graders have been battling all year long.


Honestly, that seemed just wrong in a book about middle school.

After gloriously defeating the FunTime Menace, the seventh graders of McQuarrie Middle School expect their hard-earned field trip to be totally stooky! Try a collaborative writing project such as the Origami Yoda case files with your friends. I appreciate the brief reference in the story to a Return of the Jedi novel, since such a book by Tom Angleberger was published in for the Star Wars Illustrated Novels trilogy. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x All is well after receiv In the story, “Emperor Pickletine Strikes back,” Tom Angleberger uses the same cast as he did in the rest of the Origami Yoda series.

I also liked the name of the museum airplane that plays a part in this book, the Bell X-1, surely an homage to the author’s Newbery Honor-winning wife, Cece Bell. Make sure your in Principal Rabbski’s group. To ask other readers questions about Emperor Pickletine Rides the Busplease sign up.

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A prank with relatively minor consequences enrages a museum employee and a teacher, who punishes the children harshly. Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: The conclusion or is it?! Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story. My favorite part of the book when the gang go to wendys to get food. It definitely did not disappoint and was a satisfying ending to the adventures of Tommy, Dwight, Origami Yoda and all the other characters, both human and origami in nature.


The resourceful seventh-graders make do with what they have: Had that continued, this would not have rated even three stars. Jun 22, Christine S rated it it was amazing Shelves: But, the final book restored my love of Tom Angleberger and the Origami Yoda series.

This was a great ending to the series.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This is a great story if you want to see the lives of middle schoolers on field riides, and prepare for some mind-blowing turns in the story. And as always happens, the surprise twist totally surprised me! Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. As the last book in the series, this one was destined to answer the original question that opened the series: Parents say No reviews yet Add your rating. Fun and FULL of laugh out loud moments just ask my husband who got pretty annoyed being in the same room with me wh I loved the first 4 books, but was disappointed by book 5, which made me nervous about the final installment in the series.

Harvey smuggles a new origami creation onboard, a dark-robed, pickle-faced guy he calls Emperor Pickletine, and immediately starts bothering the others with the mini emperor’s negative attitude when the chaperones’ backs are turned.