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The True Meaning of Smekday


  • page turner, really a satire about the conquering of foreign cultures, entertaining as well. Its pacing and cadence make it a perfect story for reading aloud, and it’s almost impossible to resist sharing great lines with people nearby.
    The New York Times, Lisa Von Drasek
  • Who knew the end of the world could be so hilarious?
    Publishers Weekly
  • I highly recommend this book for readers looking for fun mixed in with their science fiction.
    Jean Boreen, Ph.D., Children


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