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Laika / Edition 1

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by Nick Abadzis
 

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ISBN-10: 1596431016

ISBN-13: 9781596431010

Pub. Date: 10/02/2007

Publisher: First Second

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596431010
Publisher:
First Second
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
706,010
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.53(d)
Lexile:
GN370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

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Laika 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! A fine blend of fact and artistic license. The characterizations are moving and will bring tears to your eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago