The true meaning of Smekday
by Rex, Adam.
|Format:||Print Book 2007|
|Availability:||Available at 10 Libraries 11 of 12 copies|
Gratuity Tucci (call her Tip)& gets a fairly early start behind the wheel.& She's 11--and she's good if you want to know.& & Plus, laws don't matter too much& these days, and Tip is desperate to find her mom who was abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (technically Smekday Eve since the Boov& invasion).& So while the rest of the American population gets shipped via rocketpod to Florida--the proposed new United State of America--Tip heads south in& the family car to search for her mother. & On the way, & she meets a solitary Boov mechanic named J. Lo.& He's unarmed, and he can fix her battered car (make it fly), so she agrees to give him a ride, which leads to two& alarming discoveries.& One is that J.Lo turns out to be not so bad.& & The other& is that J.Lo is #1 on the Boov's most wanted list for making the hugest mistake in the history of Smekland (or earth depending on your point of view).& Now Tip and her many-legged friend are the only ones who can save the planet from a really big catastrophe. & &
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Juvenile fiction.
Alien abduction -- Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Automobiles -- Juvenile fiction.
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Alien abduction -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Automobiles -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Hyperion Books for Children,2007
A Junior Library Guild selection
423 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm