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Legends of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl Series) Paperback – September 4, 2012
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The sequel has more adventures, I'm told, and some new characters, including a robot who tries to impersonate Zita.
The kids loved it -- and when I can get my hands on it, I'll read it too.
I highly recommend this series to readers who enjoy a light, fun, quick read full of interesting characters, great plot twists, and creative settings. The illustrations are bright and appealing, the action intense but not graphic. I look forward to many more Zita adventures.
The first book, Zita the Spacegirl is a delightful 10. Book #2, Legends of Zita, goes all the way up to 11. Zita is now the hero of the universe after saving the Scriptorian’s planet. But having planets full of fans is an exhausting responsibility for a young Earth girl so she jumps at the chance to flee the spotlight when a robotic Zita look-a-like appears. Unfortunately this leads to Zita and Mouse getting separated from their friends, who are drawn to Lumponia so that (robot) Zita can save the Lumponians from killer star hearts.
Often times, plots that pull the protagonist away from a beloved cast of characters sucks the wind out of the story. But here it creates the opportunity for Zita to expand her galactic family with additional compelling characters like Dobblelganger, Madrigal, Glissando, etc. In lesser hands this might make the story too busy but Hatke deftly keeps each character engaging and cleverly uses visual and dialogue to both propel the story forwards while giving just enough glimpses into each character’s back-story.
Legends of Zita has more humor but also more melancholy. Says Madrigal, “I think you’re like the rest of us. Just trying to hold things together while you find your way.” This sums up the position many of the characters find themselves in. Legends of Zita ends with Zita heading off on her own to find Mouse who had an unfortunate run-in with the Doom Squad.Read more ›
In a junkyard on a planet far, far away a robot, a imprint-a-tron, crawls out of the wreckage around it and discovers a poster of Zita. Meanwhile not too far away Zita's ship has just touched so that she can meet her fans and continue to look for a way home. Of course her newest fan, the imprint-a-tron, will be there and it will be made up too look just like Zita! Zita, looking for a few moments to herself, takes advantage of the doppelganger and heads off for her own little adventure. But troubles ensues as the robot decides it wants Zita's life! And its off on a mission that it may not return from, as well as creating some trouble along the way. Zita in pursuit of her friends quickly finds herself on wanted posters and the space police will stop at nothing to catch her. Can Zita make her way back to her life and those of her friends? Or will she end up wandering the far reaches of space for ever trying to get back home?
As much as I was looking forward to this second volume, I have to admit I was a bit worried when I started reading the story. The beginning seemed a bit slow and the story was almost predictable.Read more ›
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I read the first book in the trilogy to my third-grade students. They loved it so much, that one student bought the second book just so I could read that one also. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Andrew G. Nelson
Got this series for my 9-year-old niece and she devoured them and asked for more!Published 3 months ago by Robert Erle Barham
We love the Zita series! Legends of Zita is not quite as good as Zita the Spacegirl and Return of Zita, but still very good. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karen M
The second book of the Zita adventures. It's such a beautiful story of sacrifice and friendship. I couldn't put it down. The art is amazing and consistent with the other books. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Vanessa Bettencourt