Yobgorgle, Mystery Monster of Lake Ontario
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Yobgorgle, Mystery Monster of Lake Ontario

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Unknown Binding, 156 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Clarion Books
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Cheryl in CC NV
Reads like an early work - but still pure Pinkwater. If you like him, do read this. If you don't know whether you like him, maybe better start with The Hoboken Chicken Emergency.
Aug 06, 2011 Alan added it
Der Fliegende Schweine German U-boat condemned to sail the Great Lakes until the captain finds the worlds best pastrami sandwich. Pinkwater is master of the incongruous. Really funny stuff.
This was my favorite book when I was ten. Jessie(see friends) got this for me for Xmas 2006 and I was pretty much overjoyed. If you like, um, reading, you should check it out.
This book was so goofy and ridiculous - Daniel Pinkwater rocks!
Michele Krejny
A fun, fast read

My seven-year-old loves Daniel Pinkwater, and we read his books a chapter at a time at bedtime. When we finished this one, my son declared, "That...was...awesome!" A fun plot, and great characters!
After I recently read Daniel Pinkwater's The Neddiad, it reminded me of one of my favorite books when I was a kid. Yobgorgle is the story of a kid who, left to his own devices while staying with an uncle, ends up as a research assistant to a monster-hunting scientist. It turns out that the monster they are searching for is a giant pig-shaped submarine with a cursed captain. And believe it or not, it is even more bizarre than that. Great stuff. It makes me feel good that I liked this kind of deli...more
A fun read from Mr. Pinkwater.
A boy travels with his Dad and while his Dad is at work the kid explores the town, discovering the local library and then discover the legend of the local monster, Yoborgle.

It is a pretty straightforward story, surprising for a Pinkwater book, until the last quarter of the book where we then meet some very Pinkwater-ish characters and the monster is explained.

There are no bad Pinkwater books, but this was not as strong as some of his others. A fun read that my kids...more
More goofy fun from Daniel Pinkwater. Gotta love pig submarines and insta food machines!
Claire Scott
That Daniel Pinkwater - what a wacky guy!
Goofy and fun. Wish I'd read it as a kid.
Because I read it, it's awesome.
Loved this one. So witty.
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Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that...more
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