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Laika - Nick Abadzis
Laika
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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, now a driven engineer at the... show more
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, 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781596431010 (1596431016)
ASIN: 1596431016
Publisher: First Second
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
3.5 Book Review: Laika by Nick Abadzis
I waved between giving this one three and four stars. It was a little slow to get going, and I didn't particularly like the art style, which, as Ivan put it, "made everyone look bloated." Still, the pace picks up after the halfway point, and I appreciated the book's examination of the ethics of the ...
vnorthw
vnorthw rated it
I stumbled across Laika thanks to Goodreads' recommendations. I had not heard of Laika prior to seeing this book, but was intrigued by her story and gave it a read.Abadzis' gives us a retelling of Laika's story that weaves fact and fiction in a beautiful way. The story is complex - there are politic...
SJane
SJane rated it
I bought this for my son (13) but gave it a read first. Cool concept, cute dog, but I am taking it back to the store. I can't figure out who this book is for. Kids? Teens? Students of Soviet history? Animal activists? I don't know. It's a graphic novel, but I had trouble slogging through. I think I ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Heartbreaking, as I knew it would be.
the terror of whatever
the terror of whatever rated it
3.0
SO SAD
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