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- DescriptionIt 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 t 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 hor 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 ather alien invasion. Fully illustrated with photos, drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending vel from best-selling author Adam Rex.
- Author BiographyAdam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich. His other books include Pssst!, Moonday, The True Meaning of Smekday, Fat Vampire, and Cold Cereal. He also illustrated the Brixton Brothers series, Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem, and Chloe and the Lion, all by Mac Barnett and Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Visit him at adamrex.com or follow him on Twitter @MrAdamRex.
- Author(s)Adam Rex
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight281 g
- Width140 mm
- Height188 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Illustrator(s)Adam Rex
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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