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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run - The Junior Novelization is a SpongeBob SquarePants chapter book based off The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. It was written by David Lewman and was published by Random House on March 31, 2020.


THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN comes to theatres May 22, 2020. Part origin story, part rescue mission, and part buddy road trip, the all new feature-length movie follows SpongeBob, Patrick, and the entire Bikini Bottom crew as they embark on a journey that spans from childhood to an adventure to save their friend, Gary the Snail. Boys and girls will thrill to this novelization that features eight pages of full-color images based on the film.

Differences between the book and the movie

  • The "Camp Coral" flashbacks are at the beginning of the book and contain extended versions of it. It also features SpongeBob's parents who don't appear in the movie.
  • The ending is different, instead of having SpongeBob's friends giving a speech about how great he is. Instead, it has Patrick giving a speech about what happened at the Goner Gulch, and more.
  • Some scenes are removed or changed, like at the beginning where in the movie, Squidward screams at both SpongeBob and Patrick before getting his nose stuck on the window. In the book, he just sighed and accepted it.
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