Thursday, February 28, 2008

laika
























i borrowed this book from boo, who checked it out from his school library. i hereby confess, it made me cry and cry. laika was a good, good dog who was launched into orbit (with no means of returning to earth) by the soviets in sputnik II and died four hours later. the story is an interesting, brief snapshot of the space race at the time, and it includes small details of soviet life as well as a kind of love story between laika and the people who cared for her.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's a strong recurring reference to Laika in the movie "My Life as a Dog".

lizzie lou said...

i remember that! in fact, i think that was the first time i ever heard about laika. i need to watch that movie again.

meg said...

that is a brilliant idea for a book. i'm gonna look it up.

oh - and i loved the marmaduke blog. that guy is sarcastic to the umpth degree. in a good way.

lizzie lou said...

i should add that laika is a graphic novel!