Laika

Laika

by Nick Abadzis

Hardback Publication Date: 30/09/2014

 
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.
ISBN:
9780606361309
9780606361309
Category:
History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-09-2014
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
211x150x20mm
Weight:
0.52kg
Nick Abadzis

Nick Abadzis was born in Sweden to Greek and British parents and was brought up in England and Switzerland. He has been writing and drawing comics and graphic novels for all ages for over twenty-five years.

His work has appeared in numerous books, newspapers, magazines and other periodicals around the world and he has been honored with various international storytelling awards, including an Eisner for his 2007 graphic novel, Laika. He also works as a publishing consultant, visual facilitator for corporate business and speaker on visual communication in culture. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.

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