We’re so excited about The Return of Zita the Spacegirl, the final volume in Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl trilogy!  In the past two volumes, we’ve followed Zita from earth to the far corners of the galaxy, with adventures with robots and spaceships and aliens and friendship and power crystals!  In this third book, we find Zita — in jail!  What will she do now?

Readers, you will find out very soon, since we’ve just gotten in the advance copies of The Return of Zita the Spacegirl from the printer!  We’re super-excited — and here are some pictures!

Cover!  Featuring Zita! Mouse! One! And . . . mysterious character in blue!  Who could s/he be?

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We’re publishing a simultaneous hardcover edition of The Return of Zita the Spacegirl in case you are a library and want something sturdy!

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The inside front cover!  Zita the Spacegirl . . . returns!

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And the first chapter opener.

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Some inside pages . . . again with our mysterious figure in blue.

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And here’s Zita — in jail!  Oh no!

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This book has some extras — including a ‘Making Of’ section which has the first ever Zita the Spacegirl comics!

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And it’s also got some of Ben Hatke’s initial concept sketches, which are all adorable.

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Here’s the inside back cover — which features a charming portrait of the author.

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And here is the back cover.  Oh, no!  Menace!

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Aw, look!  All three books together!  Soon they will look like that on all your bookshelves!

Spines.  The Return of Zita the Spacegirl is the longest one yet, which I am sure will delight all of you Zita fans!

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And covers!

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The Return of Zita the Spacegirl is in stores in May.  We can’t wait!