Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

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Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
Zenon - Girl of the 21st Century (book cover).jpg
Author Marilyn Sadler
Illustrator Roger Bollen
Genre Science fiction, Young adult fiction
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
1996
Pages 48
ISBN 978-0-689-80514-1

Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century is a 1996 children's science fiction picture book written by Marilyn Sadler and illustrated by Roger Bollen. It tells the story of Zenon Kar, a girl in the year 2049 who lives on a space station in the Milky Way.[1] She is sent to her aunt on Earth to keep her out of trouble. She spends the summer on her grandparents' farm, learning their "old-fashioned" chores in their low-tech life. References in the novel are inspired by well-known science fiction characters.[2]

In 1999 the book was adapted into a television film as the Disney Channel Original Movie Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.[3]

First edition[edit]

Series[edit]

There are five books in the Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century series:[4]

  • Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1997)
  • Bobo Crazy: Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century (2001)
  • Zenon Kar, Spaceball Star (2001)
  • The Trouble with Fun (2001)
  • Stuck on Earth: Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (2002)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zenon : girl of the 21st century - Free Library Catalog". Free Library of Philadelphia. Retrieved March 2, 2016. Because Zenon creates trouble at her space station home somewhere in the Milky Way, her parents send her to her grandparent's farm on Earth to work for the summer. 
  2. ^ "Children's Book Review: Zenon: Girl of the Twenty-First Century by Marilyn Sadler". May 1, 1996. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)". The New York Times. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century series by Marilyn Sadler". Goodreads. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Zenon: Girl of the Twenty-First Century at Goodreads