Zita the Spacegirl (Prebound)

By Ben Hatke

Perfection Learning, 9781627653947, 192pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

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Paperback (2/1/2011)
Hardcover (2/1/2011)
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Spring 2011 Kids' Next List

“Make way for a green-caped heroine who is out of this world! When Zita's friend Joseph is transported to a faraway planet in peril, Zita must not only get the two of them home safely, but also try to stop the planet's impending destruction. Quite a job for our young spacegirl! Luckily, a cast of supporting characters helps her get most of that accomplished!”
— Angela K Sherrill, 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL
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Description

Zita's 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 don't even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita's 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. "Zita the Spacegirl" is his first graphic novel.