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THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY

Rex, Adam.

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ISBN 10: 0786849002 / ISBN 13: 9780786849000
Published by Hyperion., NY:, 2007
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Rex. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 22530

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Title: THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY

Publisher: Hyperion., NY:

Publication Date: 2007

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition.

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It all starts with a school essay.

 

When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens – called Boov – abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it “Smekland” (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod?

 

In any case, Gratuity’s story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity’s mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.

 

Fully illustrated with “photos,” drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending novel by a remarkable new talent.
  

About the Author:

Adam Rex quickly made a name for himself in the publishing world as a talented, very funny illustrator. His children's books includeThe Dirty Cowboyby Amy Timberlake,Ste-e-e-e-eamboat A-Comin'by Jill Esbaum, andSmall Beautiesby Elvira Woodruff. He wrote and illustratedTree Ring CircusandFrankenstein Makes a Sandwich, both highly praised by reviewers for their wit as well as their artistic brilliance. This is his first novel. Adam lives with his wife in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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