The true meaning of Smekday
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Series:
Smek (Adam Rex) volume 1.
Published:
New York, N.Y. : Hyperion Books for Children, c2007.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
423 pages : ill. ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 12
Lexile measure:
670L
Status:
Antioch Middle - Teen Fiction
F Rex
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F REX
Bellevue Middle - Teen Fiction
F REX
Description
The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture! 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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781484729465, 9780786849017 (pbk.), 0786849002 (reinforced) :, 9780786849000 (reinforced) :
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.5, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
670

Notes

Description
When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.
Awards
A Junior Library Guild selection.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Rex, A. (2007). The true meaning of Smekday. New York, N.Y.: Hyperion Books for Children.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rex, Adam. 2007. The True Meaning of Smekday. New York, N.Y.: Hyperion Books for Children.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rex, Adam, The True Meaning of Smekday. New York, N.Y.: Hyperion Books for Children, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Rex, Adam. The True Meaning of Smekday. New York, N.Y.: Hyperion Books for Children, 2007. Print.

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