Dogs in Space: The Amazing True Story of Belka & Strelka

By Southgate, Vix

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ISBN
9781610678247
Publisher
Kane Miller


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on Winter2018  |  Elementary

Gr 2–4–This volume chronicles the tale of two dogs, Belka and Strelka, who were sent into space by the Soviet Union. The simple, colorful illustrations complement the text and show how the dogs were trained to stay calm and how they were fitted into their canine spacesuits. Launched into space on August 19, 1960, the animals successfully orbited the earth and retu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

With a happier ending than that of their legendary predecessor Laika, dogs Belka and Strelka became, in 1960, among the first animals to return, alive, from orbital flight. That does not, however, deny the suspense with which Southgate and Deppe tell and show their story. The book opens in a dark Moscow alley where a man is luring stray dogs with food, and even the type placement gets in on the drama. But turn the page and not to worry: "Oleg" is a scientist recruiting...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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