Tom Angleberger

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Tom Angleberger
Angleberger at the 2015 National Book Festival
Angleberger at the 2015 National Book Festival
Pen nameSam Riddleburger
GenreChildren's fiction
Notable awardsBlue Bonnet
SpouseCece Bell[1]

Tom Angleberger is an American children's writer, best known for the Origami Yoda series.[2] As of March 2013, more than 3.3 million copies of his books had been sold worldwide. Angleberger lives in Virginia with his wife, Cece Bell, who is also a children's author. [3]

Angleberger is also the author of children's books published under the name Sam Riddleburger.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Angleberger and wife Cece Bell met at the College of William & Mary, where they both majored in art. They have two children.[1] Angleberger has Asperger syndrome.[5]


  • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda[6]
  • Darth Paper Strikes Back
  • Fuzzy
  • The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
  • Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling
  • The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett
  • Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!
  • Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus
  • Fake Mustache
  • Crankee Doodle, written by Angleberger and illustrated by Cece Bell[1] (Clarion Books, 2013), OCLC 779097125
  • Poop Fountain!: The Qwikpick Papers
  • The Rat with the Human Face: The Qwikpick Papers
  • Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
  • Rocket and Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall
  • Rocket and Groot: Keep on Truckin
  • The Princess and the Pit Stop[7]
  • The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear!
  • Geronimo Stilton: The Graphic Novel
  • Horton Halfpott
  • McToad Mows Tiny Island, written by Angleberger and illustrated by John Hendrix

As Sam Riddleburger[edit]

Reissued 2014 as The Qwikpick Papers: Poop Fountain! by Angleberger, in print illustrated by Jen Wang (Abrams Amulet Books, OCLC 858845558) and audio read by Mark Turetsky (Recorded Books, OCLC 880724088 "8 years and up").
  • Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run, by Michael Hemphill and Riddleburger (Dial, 2009) – time travel historical fiction LCCN 2008-15795


  1. ^ a b c "Bio". Cece Bell ( Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  2. ^ MacPherson, Karen (25 December 2011). "The Force is with 'Origami Yoda's' creator". Seattle Times. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ Hilboldt Allport, Brandy (21 March 2013). "Read All About It: Author in orbit again with winsome activity book". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  4. ^ The U.S. Library of Congress cites a Cataloging in Publication data change request filed for The Qwikpick Papers (2007). "Riddleburger, Sam". Library of Congress Authorities ( Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  5. ^ Angleberger, Tom (8 April 2015). "How Asperger's powers my writing". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  6. ^ Gurdon, Meghan Cox (10 April 2010). "Children's Books: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  7. ^ Maughan, Shannon. "Spring 2018 Children's Sneak Previews". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 18 October 2017.

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