Zita the Spacegirl

Zita the Spacegirl

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: 9781596436954
1596436956
9781596434462
1596434465
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hatke CHILD
Characteristics: 182 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Far from home

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Featuring another scrappy hero, although an accidental one. Zita really just wants to go home, but she faces her fears and makes friends in a strange new place. First of a series.


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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.

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

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NelsonKeller
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.

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maddie_grace3
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!

vaderboyx May 16, 2016

I give this book my highest recommendation. If you have a young daughter get this book, read it together and you will both have a great time!

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catkitty0990
Jan 19, 2016

LOVED IT!! The only bad thing is that I read it in french at school! Cant wait to watch it in english!!!

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melissajonas
Dec 04, 2015

I love everything I've read from Ben Hatke. Zita is a great story and the illustrations are perfect. It didn't grab my 5 year old's attention, but the 9 year old LOVES.

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skyekilaen
Jul 07, 2015

My son spotted this book at the library when he was three or just four, and we were NOT allowed to come home without it. Just based on the cover, he had to have it. And once we read it with him, we knew he'd been right. This is one of the most wonderful girl superhero books of all times, and Zita doesn't even have any superpowers! What she does have, though, is determination, and a knack for making friends, even when stranded on a strange alien planet that's about to be destroyed by a comet, and her best friend has been kidnapped. It doesn't matter what happens; she is going to get him back.

I could wax rhapsodic about Zita for quite a while, but if I had to pick one favorite part... it would be the giant stompy boots. You should see what I mean. Stop by and read ours, if you want. We had to buy the first book because we'd read the one from the library so many times. And then kiddo played pretend games of Zita. And made his Grandma color and cut out "portal buttons" so he could play more games. Then he realized he could wear his green blanket as a Zita cape. So don't be surprised if you have to buy one as well.

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SoftFire
Apr 08, 2015

Charming artwork and excellent characters with distinct personalities and abilities make this a very enjoyable read.

CRRLKids Feb 19, 2015

After she finds a strange looking device in a crater, Zita unintentionally opens a portal across the universe. When her best friend is pulled through the portal and abducted by hostile aliens, she sets out on a mission to rescue him and return him home safely.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Sep 17, 2012

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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