Nick Abadzis, illustrated by the author

color by Hilary Sycamore

First Second, September 2007

Grade Range: 5 and up, Age Range: 10 and up

ISBN: 978-1-59643-101-0, ISBN10: 1-59643-101-6,

Graphic Novels, 6 x 8 1/2 inches, 208 pages


A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Best Young Adult Book of the Year

YALSA Top Ten Graphic Novel 2007

YALSA Great Graphic Novel

NYPL Book for the Teen Age

Eisner Award – Best Graphic Novel for Teens

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Best Graphic Novel
of the Year

Telling the story of Earth's first space traveler,
a dog named Laika that was part of the Soviet space program, Laika is by turns moving and informative. It's also beautifully drawn, in subdued but evocative color.


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A luminous masterpiece filled with pathos and poignancy.

—Kirkus Reviews

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