Zita is such a fun character and the illustrations in the book really bring her to life! This is a graphic novel that tells a great story about friendship and bravery. The characters are endearing, silly, creative and some are just a little bit scary; but Zita makes new friends and finds help in a foreign land. I encourage all readers to delve into this genre and discover what gems can be found in the graphic novel category. Although the main character is a girl, her friend is a boy and the creatures are very diverse. Therefore, I believe this book would appeal to boys and girls and is suggested reading for ages 8-12.
Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, IRA-CBC Children's Choice List, CYBIL Award, Kiddo Award Nominee, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, Kirkus Best Book of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, Texas Maverick Graphic Novels List
1. Hatke, B. (2010). Zita the Spacegirl-Book One: Far From Home. Dongguan City, Guangdong Province: China Printing Co. Ltd.