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Laika by Nick Abadzis
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Mar 08, 08

bookshelves: graphic-novel, history, made-me-cry
Read in June, 2007

This is the story of the dog that the Russians sent into space in 1957. There are fictional embellishments, providing a backstory prior to her selection from a Moscow animal shelter, but the core of this story lies in the dog's experiences while being prepared for the Sputnik 2 mission and in the conflicting emotional responses of the scientists running the program. And the artwork is beautiful; Nick Abadzis has a marvelous sense of layout in particular.
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