Zita the Spacegirl

Zita the Spacegirl

Book 1, Far From Home

Book - 2010
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When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2010.
ISBN: 9781596434462
Characteristics: 182 p. :,col. ill. ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Far from home


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Jul 21, 2019

this book was really awesome because the book was about space and I really love space

Groszerita Mar 25, 2019

This is a wonderful book about Zita, a brave young girl who goes into the unknown to save her best friend!

IndyPL_BethP Mar 03, 2019

It’s just a normal day for Zita and Joseph, until they come upon a crashed meteor. Zita decides to investigate, discovering a strange button. She presses it, and Joseph is pulled through a portal. At first frightened, Zita becomes determined to save her friend. She presses the button again, finding herself pulled onto an amazing planet, full of alien creatures and alien ways. In her quest, she meets many interesting new friends. This is a wonderful story about friendship. Beautifully drawn, this is hopefully the first of many adventures for the feisty, smart, and resourceful Zita the Space Girl.

Dec 05, 2018

Zita and her friend Joseph find a meteorite resting in the crater created from its impact with earth. There is a device with a red button and Zita pushes it despite Joseph's warning to leave it as is. Thoom! Joseph is abducted and Zita is determined to go rescue him from another planet. Her greatest wish is to return home and one of her companions is a metal robot that needs oiling -- that sounds familiar. This book is well done and should appeal to our space-loving readers in grades 3-5.

Oct 09, 2018

The book is wow!

Nov 25, 2017

an amazing sci-fi book!

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

A girl named Zita takes to the stars to rescue her friend from an alien menace. Good for fans of Miyazaki films and anybody who has a friend they'd go to the ends of the earth for.

WCLSFerndaleLibrary Jan 03, 2017

Zita's friend and her get stuck in another world. Will they be able to get home? Review by Morgan Adams.

Oct 30, 2016

This is an amazingly gripping book! Its fun and upbeat, with just enough action and adventure! Ben Hatke is an amazing author as well. I have read all three of the Zita books, and each one was better than the last! I totally recommend these books.

Jul 16, 2016

Completed with an amazing group of characters and settings, this book grips your interest the minute you open the cover. Simple, but this is still a book you could read over and over again. Waiting for the next book is so hard! the good thing is, the library has the sequel! I loved this book!

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Here are some basic rules governing meteoroids. Should you happen to find one in a field and should it happen to contain a device with a big red button, do NOT press that button! It would have been useful for Zita to take that advice when she found the meteoroid and device with her friend Joseph. Needless to say, a button was pushed. After creating an inadvertent rift in space, Joseph is pulled through the hole by a set of furry tentacles. Zita, daunted but intrepid, follows. Her mission? To find Joseph, wherever he might be, and bring him home. Along the way she befriends a host of strange characters like One, the battle orb with self-esteem issues, and Mouse (real name Pizzicato) a large rodent who prefers to communicate with short printed notes. Along with a couple others, Zita sets out to fulfill her mission. What she may find, however, is that while she wins her temporary battles, she may end up losing the war.


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