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Zita the Spacegirl, Book One: Far from Home

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Zitas life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of  an eye.

 

When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes dont even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zitas quest.

 

Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.

Synopsis:

Zitas life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of  an eye.

 

When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes dont even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zitas quest.

 

Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.

About the Author

Ben Hatke has published comic stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and a boisterous pack of daughters. This is his first graphic novel.

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LG, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by LG)
Just a great read. Not just for kids. Had so much fun with this. This one is a keeper. Really looking forward to Legends.
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Lover of Good Books, February 14, 2011 (view all comments by Lover of Good Books)
I heard about Zita the Spacegirl through a friend's blog, and even though I'm not a big comics person I decided to check it out. I'm so glad I did! This book is a joy of a ride--with a spunky character you totally root for (and who has depths to her that so many characters in this genre unfortunately don't have); a gang of pals, each one unique and funny and intriguing (a giant mouse with a mysterious past, for example); a plot that keeps you turning the pages without even noticing you're turning them...

The art is brilliant and brilliantly colorful, with terrific world-building and new details you find even on, say, the third read. This is a comic for both boys and girls, and adults too. No wonder it's gotten such good reviews in the press/blogs/Goodreads, etc. I can't wait for the sequel! Seriously, check this one out.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596434462
Author:
Hatke, Ben
Publisher:
First Second
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Action
Subject:
Adventure/General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Comics & Graphic No
Subject:
vels/General
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Edition Description:
Graphic Novels
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.50 x 6.00 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Zitas life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of  an eye.

 

When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes dont even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zitas quest.

 

Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.

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