Zita the Spacegirl

Zita the Spacegirl

Book One, Far From Home

Graphic Novel - 2010
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Zita rushes to the rescue after her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, and before long finds herself hailed as an intergalactic hero.
Publisher: New York : First Second, c2010
ISBN: 9781596434462
Branch Call Number: J HAT
Characteristics: 182 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Far from home


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Mar 26, 2018


Nov 25, 2017

an amazing sci-fi book!

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

A girl named Zita takes to the stars to rescue her friend from an alien menace. Good for fans of Miyazaki films and anybody who has a friend they'd go to the ends of the earth for.

Zita's friend and her get stuck in another world. Will they be able to get home? Review by Morgan Adams.

Oct 30, 2016

This is an amazingly gripping book! Its fun and upbeat, with just enough action and adventure! Ben Hatke is an amazing author as well. I have read all three of the Zita books, and each one was better than the last! I totally recommend these books.

Jul 16, 2016

Completed with an amazing group of characters and settings, this book grips your interest the minute you open the cover. Simple, but this is still a book you could read over and over again. Waiting for the next book is so hard! the good thing is, the library has the sequel! I loved this book!

vaderboyx May 16, 2016

I give this book my highest recommendation. If you have a young daughter get this book, read it together and you will both have a great time!

Jan 19, 2016

LOVED IT!! The only bad thing is that I read it in french at school! Cant wait to watch it in english!!!

Dec 04, 2015

I love everything I've read from Ben Hatke. Zita is a great story and the illustrations are perfect. It didn't grab my 5 year old's attention, but the 9 year old LOVES.

Jul 07, 2015

My son spotted this book at the library when he was three or just four, and we were NOT allowed to come home without it. Just based on the cover, he had to have it. And once we read it with him, we knew he'd been right. This is one of the most wonderful girl superhero books of all times, and Zita doesn't even have any superpowers! What she does have, though, is determination, and a knack for making friends, even when stranded on a strange alien planet that's about to be destroyed by a comet, and her best friend has been kidnapped. It doesn't matter what happens; she is going to get him back.

I could wax rhapsodic about Zita for quite a while, but if I had to pick one favorite part... it would be the giant stompy boots. You should see what I mean. Stop by and read ours, if you want. We had to buy the first book because we'd read the one from the library so many times. And then kiddo played pretend games of Zita. And made his Grandma color and cut out "portal buttons" so he could play more games. Then he realized he could wear his green blanket as a Zita cape. So don't be surprised if you have to buy one as well.

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Mar 26, 2018

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Here are some basic rules governing meteoroids. Should you happen to find one in a field and should it happen to contain a device with a big red button, do NOT press that button! It would have been useful for Zita to take that advice when she found the meteoroid and device with her friend Joseph. Needless to say, a button was pushed. After creating an inadvertent rift in space, Joseph is pulled through the hole by a set of furry tentacles. Zita, daunted but intrepid, follows. Her mission? To find Joseph, wherever he might be, and bring him home. Along the way she befriends a host of strange characters like One, the battle orb with self-esteem issues, and Mouse (real name Pizzicato) a large rodent who prefers to communicate with short printed notes. Along with a couple others, Zita sets out to fulfill her mission. What she may find, however, is that while she wins her temporary battles, she may end up losing the war.


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