- Published: New York : First Second, 2011.
- Year Published: 2011
- Description: 182 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Graphic Novel
- Lexile: 310
- Girls -- Fiction.
- Life on other planets -- Fiction.
- Inventors -- Fiction.
- Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
- Graphic novels.
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Zita the spacegirl. : far from home Book one :
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Call number: Youth Graphic Novel
Available Copies: Malletts Youth, Traverwood Youth, West Youth
Far from home
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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