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Laika the Space Dog: First Hero in Outer Space
Laika the Space Dog: First Hero in Outer Space
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Laika the Space Dog: First Hero in Outer Space

by Jeni Wittrock
Illustrated by Erika Toth

From a stray on the streets to the first dog in the stars! Aboard the Russian spacecraft Sputnik 2, Laika became the first living creature to travel to outer space. See the story unfold as one heroic little dog makes a huge sacrifice to help people learn about space travel.

 
ISBN978-1-4795-5467-6
GRLO
Early Intervention   25
Lexile LevelNC720L
ATOS Level4.3
GenreBiography
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
SubjectAnimals, Space Science
Page Count32
Copyright2015
SeriesAnimal Heroes
Teacher NotesYes
Paperback
Price
$7.95
 


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Jeni Wittrock

Jeni Wittrock

Since she was little, Jeni Wittrock has loved reading, writing, and animals. In 2005, after earning her MFA in creative writing, Jeni began writing and editing children’s books for Capstone Press. Her interests include natural history, biology, science, and pet care, so it’s no wonder that she often writes books about those topics. Jeni shares her Minneapolis home with her beloved furry family members—cats, rabbits, tarantulas, and many other misfit pets. In her spare time, she volunteers for a local rabbit rescue and adoption agency.

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