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.
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Zita never expected her life to turn out this way...
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.
Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, CYBIL Award, Kiddo Award Nominee, IRA-CBC Children's Choices, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of the Year, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Maser List, New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award Master List, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, South Dakota Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award Master List, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, Texas Maverick Graphic Novels List, Washington Sasquatch Reading Award Master List