Friday, August 8, 2008


Laika by Nick Abadzis, illustrated by Hilary Sycamore
Laika was the abandoned puppy who grew up to become Earth's first space traveler. This is her story, from the streets of Moscow to the Soviet space program, and then to her fateful final journey on Sputnik 2, the journey that ended her life. Explore Nick Abadzis site. Find out about the Eisner Award.


kidsilkhaze/LibraryThing said...

...Beautifully moving. I especially liked the panels that reflected Laika's thoughts, a dog looking for love who knew when the humans around him were happy or sad, without knowing why.

dr_zirk/LibraryThing said...

...This book can be enjoyed by history buffs as much as it can be enjoyed by dog lovers, and in truth the appeal is broad enough to capture general readers as well - an excellent job all around.

faither/LibraryThing said...

This is my first graphic novel and I must say, I enjoyed just about everything about it...This isn't something I would have normally picked up but i'm glad i did.