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  • Published: New York : First Second, 2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Description: 182 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Graphic Novel

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  • Lexile: 310

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 1596434465

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Zita the spacegirl. : far from home Book one :

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Far from home

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Girl power

I loved it and I hope you do too

Great start to a series!

When Zita activates a strange device she finds in a crater, mysterious dark arms come out of a portal and steal away her friend Joseph. Screwing up her courage, Zita plunges into the portal after him, finding herself on an alien world three days before an asteroid is set to destroy it. Worse, the device that brought her to the planet breaks in the process. Relying on her wits and the friendships she makes along the way, Zita has to save Joseph, herself, and maybe, just maybe the whole planet! While the looming danger of planet-wide destruction might seem unsuitably scary subject matter for a graphic novel directed at this age-group, the thin linework and unsaturated colors create a a soft atmosphere that offsets the possibly upsetting subject matter. Even with such subtle color choices, the characters remain vibrant and funny. The twist put on the villains - they're simply foolish, not evil - also keeps the story lighthearted. The ending, which solidifies Zita as a hero, promises further adventures for readers to enjoy. Recommended.

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