From a stray on the streets to the first dog in the stars! Aboard the Russian spacecraft Sputnik 2, Laika became the first living creature to travel to outer space. See the story unfold as one heroic little dog makes a huge sacrifice to help people learn about space travel.
About the Author
Jeni Wittrock grew up in a family of devoted readers and animal lovers. She has always loved stories about courageous animals, and she thinks that sometimes the most important stories are the saddest ones to tell. In 2005, after earning her MFA in creative writing, Jeni Wittrock began writing and editing nonfiction children's books. Today, animal books are still her favorites. Jeni lives in Minnesota with her husband Aaron and their many beloved adopted pets.