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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.

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on February 1, 2011 by First Second
ISBN-10: 1596436956
ISBN-13: 9781596436954
16 Book Reviews
  • hiyyy45
    hiyyy453 months55 stars
    It is so good! It is impossible to put down, and once you finish the first one, you haft to read the rest of the series!! The character development is fantastic, and the sketches in the back are very amusing to look at.
    • rosarioe
      rosarioe11 months55 stars
      Zita is a girl that travels to a new universe that is way different than Earth and its her mission to find her friend that has been taken. I think the theme of this book is take a stand because she took a stand into by trying to get her friend back in a messed up world .
      • d1no
        d1no12 months55 stars
        so this book is a about a girl who fids a who gets trap in a new world to find her fried
        • mnmaurer
          mnmaurerover 2 years33 stars
          Big adventures, new wonders, and heartbreaking friendship. Loved the book.
          • pizzagirl7
            pizzagirl7about 3 years44 stars
            Zita and Joseph where walking together on a normal day then all of th sudden they found a spot where a metoriod I the meteriod there was a red button and Joseph kept telling sita not to touch it but she hit the red button and Joseph gos through a portal to a different world ! Zita is very scared for Joseph so gos through the portal too!zita finds out that it is a screed that took joseph!I'm not going to spoil the rest because you should go read it!I recommend to 8 to 13 year olds I rate this book 4/5 stars!I hope the next one is at my library!!!!😍😘
            • reader_red
              reader_redabout 3 years55 stars
              After a meteorite crashed, Zita is accidently sent to space. In this strange world, Zita has to save her friend and try to find a way home.
              • reader_red
                reader_redabout 4 years55 stars
                When Zita's friend is pulled through a strange portal, Zita has no choice but to go to space and save him. She makes friends with a large creature(Strong-Strong), a cunning man(Piper), a robot (one), and a golden robot. So I really liked this book, even though it was a graphic novel. It had a cool plot line and Zita was really cool. Definitely a book for all ages.
                • cutecat6
                  cutecat6over 4 years55 stars
                  "Zita the Spacegirl" is fun to read! Ben Hatke, you make the best Graphic Novels ever(You too Raina Telegmeier, Cece Bell, Gale Galligan, Jeff Kinney, and Dav Pilkey)! This is the first Novel of "Zita the Spacegirl". In the book the mouse(rat🐭ick!) looks SSSSSOOOOOO cute!πŸ˜† Zita goes into Space and into a another planet we don't even know(probably a Gas Giant planet).
                  • jasmin99
                    jasmin99almost 6 years55 stars
                    This book is about a girl who travels through space to find her friend. It is such a good book you should read the series :P
                    • kiki22
                      kiki22over 7 years44 stars
                      Zita the space girl is such a good book, it is funny, action packed and adventurous. i have read it 3 times because it is so good. When I started reading it I couldn't put it down.πŸ˜ƒ