The True Meaning of Smekday (Paperback)

By Adam Rex, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
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Description


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 from best-selling author Adam Rex.

About the Author


Adam Rex lives in Tucson. He s the author and/or illustrator of a lot of things, including The True Meaning of Smekday, which is being adapted by DreamWorks into the film Home. He didn t write his YA novel, Fat Vampire, to cash in on the vampire craze; and that s fine, because it didn t.

Adam Rex lives in Tucson. He s the author and/or illustrator of a lot of things, including The True Meaning of Smekday, which is being adapted by DreamWorks into the film Home. He didn t write his YA novel, Fat Vampire, to cash in on the vampire craze; and that s fine, because it didn t.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786849017
ISBN-10: 0786849010
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Publication Date: May 2009
Pages: 423
Language: English