When her best friend gets abducted by an evil alien cult, Zita’s life takes a turn for the cosmic and she finds herself on a strange planet inhabited by humanoid chickens and neurotic robots. Zita’s determination to find her way back home to earth has her assuming the role of intergalactic hero in this delightful, action-packed science fiction series, Zita and the Spacegirl, perfect for middle grade readers. Kirkus Reviews called the graphic novels “Stellar . . . Hatke’s storytelling and worldbuilding are top-notch, ebulliently juxtaposed against vibrantly expressive art.” And Boing Boing says, “Marvelously inventive!” Fans won’t want to miss the next installments, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl and The Return of Zita the Spacegirl.
Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.