ZITA THE SPACEGIRL. BOOK ONE, FAR FROM HOME
New York : First Second, 2010
IL 3-6, RL 3.0
wasn’t always a spacegirl, but she has always been bold, brash, and brave,
and fortunately for us, has the smarts to back up her not-too-well-thought-through
So when she finds a red button in the woods when out with her friend Joseph, she pushes it. And then, Joseph is sucked through a portal and disappears, and Zita has to figure out how to get him back.
Zita finds herself on a very strange planet, where every creature from humanoid chickens to neurotic robots are either trying to escape or prepare for the destruction of the planet within three days. Zita finds herself accepting help from a strange gang of allies, including a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest, a giant rat and some monstery looking aliens. But Zita’s leap before you look attitude means the impossibility of facing ancient prophecies, doomed planets, and finding Joseph and getting home in one piece are all part of the adventure for this up and coming intergalactic hero. (Booktalk written by Sara Zoe Patterson- GSF Committee/ New Franklin School)
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.