Zita the Spacegirl by Hatke, Ben
Ben Hatke

Zita the Spacegirl -- Ben Hatke - Paperback


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.

Author: Ben Hatke
Publisher: First Second
Published: 02/01/2011
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 6.00w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781596434462
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.5
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 139128 / Zita the Spacegirl

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 12/15/2010 pg. 37
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2011
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2010 pg. 1267
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2011 pg. 356 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Asimov's Science Fiction 01/01/2012 pg. 104
School Library Journal 01/01/2011

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.