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ISBN: 9781250050625224 Pages, Ages 10-14
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Laika was the abandoned puppy destined to become Earth's first space traveler. This is her journey.
Nick Abadzis masterfully blends fiction and fact in the intertwined stories of three compelling lives. Along with Laika there is Korolev, once a political prisoner and now a driven engineer at the top of the Soviet space program, and Yelena, the lab technician responsible for Laika's health and life. This intense triangle is rendered with the pitch-perfect emotionality of classics like Because of Winn Dixie, Shiloh, and Old Yeller.
Abadzis gives life to a pivotal moment in modern history, casting light on the hidden moments of deep humanity behind history. Laika's story will speak straight to your heart.
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Eisner Award Winner, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year