Laika - Nick Abadzis


By Nick Abadzis

  • Release Date: 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Science & Nature
Laika book review score

5 Score: 5 (From 6 Ratings)

Laika Nick Abadzis Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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.

Laika is the winner of the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens and an Eisner Award nominee for Best Reality-Based Work.

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User reviews about this book

  • Beautiful

    By SassySassquatchTheSass
    Amazing book, tells the story of a little dog called Laika. I would recommend to anyone, and everyone.

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