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The Squampkin Patch: A Nasselrogt Adventure

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Milton and Chloe Nasselrogt have the kind of last name nobody ever gets right (it's pronounced "Nasal Rod"). But when Milton and Chloe lose their parents in the department store, their name becomes much more than an annoyance -- it becomes out-and-out dangerous. Without any parents to claim them, the brother and sister are turned over to Y.K.K. Porifera, a wicked headmaste ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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Everything about this book is fantastic, J.T. Petty is completely underrated (see also Clemency Pogue, Fairy Killer, and no, it doesn't need to be fall for you to read this. It's like all the best parts of Lemony Snicket, Goosebumps, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the movie Monster House in one. It's really funny and it's written really friggin' well. Plus there's flip action in the bottom right corner! of a squampkin turning into a MONSTER. What more do you want?

The book starts out with
Joy Miller
This is an amazing book. I picked this up at the library and took it home mainly because of the cover art. It's about a brother and sister who accidentally end up in an orphanage and decide to run away. They end up breaking into an abandoned house and getting more than they bargained for when they decide to take care of the Squampkin patch. The book was delightful and full of twists. Absolutely loved it!
Mimi Arcala
Aug 10, 2009 Mimi Arcala rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or James and the Giant Peach
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I have never heard of this book literally until the moment I saw it in the bookstore. It was a secondhand bookstore and I only got it because I didn't want to leave without buying anything because everything was so cheap (and in hardcover!). And I am SO HAPPY that I picked it up! It was a super fun and quite creepy read with some mystery - darkly humorous thriller indeed.

For me, it had as much charm as The Graveyard Book, but with a more concise story (and also more humorous), and the movie Mons
C. Graciano
this book its great! easy to read, funny, sometimes creepy and I really like the ending.
Sep 25, 2010 *natal!e* rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: my best freind,justyne
this book is full of amazingly small adventures with the Nasslerogt children,choe an milton.all that go from the mall pants wrack to living in charlie argyles house,where hundreds of squampkins comealive the night before halloween and give you what you desire most
It started out as a Snicket-esque romp, but took a very dark turn that I'm still not sure what I think of it. Despite some very laugh out loud moments and wry sense of humor, it was just a little too dark for my tastes, though my sister loves it.
I read this to my nephews. It was a bit scary at times, but we all liked it. The author has quite a fun sense of humor and it had a happy ending. I like happy endings!
This is a fun read around Halloween time. The plots absolutely ridiculous, which makes it fun quick read. And for a find a the Dollar Store, it was pretty good!
Hilariously funny. Reminiscent of Lemony Snickett. I really liked this book. It would be a great read aloud for kids too.
A delightfully creepy - and sadly underrated - work of MG.
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Besides writing children's books, Petty is also a director and screenwriter for movies and video games. His film Soft for Digging was an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival. He received a Game Developers Choice Award for his work on the bestselling video game Splinter Cell. JT lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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