Friday, September 16, 2011

Zita the Spacegirl Book One by Ben Hatke

Zita wasn’t expecting to open a portal to another world, but that’s what happened when she pushed the button that on a device that appeared in the crater of a fallen meteorite. That push set of a series of strange events that led to her best friend, Joseph, being abducted! Zita bravely sets out to find him but runs into a number of obstacles along the way. Everything is so different – and dangerous; how will she ever find Joseph? With the help of some space creatures (some a bit more reluctant than others), she just might have a chance to save her friend…but it could come at a terrible cost.

This was such a fun graphic novel to read. The adventure story kept me wondering what would happen, and the illustrations added a lot of humour and depth. I’ve been describing this book to colleagues as Jellaby meets “Firefly.” I don’t know if that’s the most particularly apt comparison there is, but that’s what it made me think of (and it has piqued some people’s interest). The book has been on a number of ‘Best of’ and ‘Must Read’ lists, and I definitely agree with those lists. I can’t wait to read more.

Find it at IndieBound.

See more at Ben Hatke's website.

Read it with:
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
Jellaby by Kean Soo
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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