Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Laika by Nick Abadzis

Laika tells the story of Sputnik 2, focusing on the dog who traveled to and died in space. Some embellishments can be found here, but overall gives the reader an idea of what happened in the days and months leading up to the launch of Sputnik 2, and how a dog was chosen to be the 1st from Earth to travel to space.

I really enjoyed the illustrations here, for I probably wouldn't have wanted to read it without them. The dog, Laika, is especially adorable with the white mark on her face. She looks questioning and curious, but almost sad at the same time. Kind of like how I felt while reading her story. Fans of the graphic format will especially like it. My grade? B.

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