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The True Meaning of Smekday

(2007)
(The first book in the Smek Smeries series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book (nominee)
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.


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January 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: True Meaning of Smekday
Author(s): Adam Rex
ISBN: 1-60686-525-0 / 978-1-60686-525-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The True Meaning of Smekday
Author(s): Adam Rex
ISBN: 0-7868-4900-2 / 978-0-7868-4900-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The True Meaning of Smekday - Film Tie-in to HOME, the Major Animation
Author(s): Adam Rex
ISBN: 1-4088-5913-0 / 978-1-4088-5913-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The True Meaning of Smekday (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Author(s): Adam Rex
ISBN: 1-4847-2946-3 / 978-1-4847-2946-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The True Meaning of Smekday
Author(s): Adam Rex
ISBN: 1-4088-4491-5 / 978-1-4088-4491-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The True Meaning of Smekday
Author(s): Adam Rex
ISBN: 0-7868-4901-0 / 978-0-7868-4901-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The True Meaning of Smekday
Author(s): Adam Rex
ISBN: 0-307-94192-2 / 978-0-307-94192-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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April 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The True Meaning of Smekday
Author(s): Adam Rex
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The True Meaning of Smekday
Author(s): Adam Rex
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The True Meaning of Smekday (Unabridged)
Author(s): Adam Rex
ISBN: 0-307-71112-9 / 978-0-307-71112-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: True Meaning of Smekday, The: Movie Tie-In Edition | The Series That Inspired HOME (Single Title (One-Off) Book 1)
Author(s): Adam Rex
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The True Meaning of Smekday
Author(s): Adam Rex
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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August 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: True Meaning of Smekday, The (Single Title (One-Off) Book 1)
Author(s): Adam Rex
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Availability: Amazon CA