Laika: Astronaut Dog by Owen Davey
  

Laika: Astronaut Dog

Written by Owen Davey
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Synopsis

Laika: Astronaut Dog by Owen Davey

Laika is a homeless stray living on the streets of Moscow when she is picked by the Space Programme to be the first ever animal launched into orbit! But her rocket disappears and everyone thinks Laika is lost forever - no one knows what happened to her. Now you'll discover in Owen Davey's imaginative story that Laika was rescued by a loving new owner and found her true home on a planet far, far away.

Reviews

Laika is Owen Davey's third picture book. in it he re-tells the story of the first animal to orbit the earth. Laika was a Russian dog, launched into space in the Sputnik 2 rocket in 1957. It was a huge event at the time, a story I remember hearing in the news as a young girl. Templar publishers recognise interesting illustration and design, and the design and illustration in Laika the Astronaut is stunning, with echoes of Russian poster art. They story is simply and engagingly told. However, I would have liked it to end on the double page spread: 'In the years that followed, people wrote books about her, made stamps with her face on and even put up a statue of her.

's fantasy adventure of Laika being found and living a life of happiness with a dream family. Nevertheless, a stunningly illustrated picture book for young readers 6 - 9 -- Lynda Graham The School Librarian Journal'

About the Author

Owen Davey

Owen grew up near Brighton and recently graduated from University College Falmouth, gaining a First in Illustration. He describes his style as contemporary and nostalgic and likes to use a palette of warm, muted colours.

Foxly's Feast is his debut picture book, and it has already been ‘Highly Commended’ by the 2009 Macmillan Children’s Book Prize (This is a prize for illustration students, previously won by Sara Fanelli and Lucy Cousins).

He is an award-winning freelance illustrator, living & working in the UK. His work has been published in every continent (except Antarctica), with picture books published in the UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, China & South Korea.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Owen Davey
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Author's Website

owendavey.com/ABOUT-ME

Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st November 2013

ISBN

9781848778788


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