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Zita the Spacegirl: Book One: Far from Home


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ISBN13: 9781596436954
ISBN10: 1596436956
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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.

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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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, March 1, 2011 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
When Zita finds a gadget in what appears to be a crashed meteorite site, she can’t resist pushing the button. When she does, a creature with octopus-like limbs reaches through a tear in the sky and grabs her friend Joesph. Zita runs away, but soon she realizes that she must follow Joseph and try to bring him back.

So she pushes the button again and steps into a fantastical world of strange creatures, some friendly, some not. Zita discovers that this world is about to be destroyed by an asteroid, and those in charge think Joseph can save them.

With lots of spunk and daring, Zita tackles all sorts of challenges as she sets out on a quest to save Joseph. The friends she makes along the way just may be able to help her save the magical world she explores from destruction too.

Zita the Spacegirl, written and illustrated by Ben Hatke, is a fast-paced space adventure graphic novel. Zita is irresistible as she makes new friends and fearlessly searches for Joseph. Detailed yet simple illustrations bring all the fantastical creatures to life and give them personality. This is the first in a series that should delight readers aged 7 to 10.
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Hatke, Ben
First Second
Science fiction
Action & Adventure - General
Children s-General
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Comics & Graphic Novels
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Graphic Novels
Zita the Spacegirl Series
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Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Full-color illustrations throughout
8.50 x 6.00 in
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