Dog Star by Megan Shepherd audiobook

Dog Star

By Megan Shepherd
Read by Rachel Jacobs

Blackstone Publishing 9780374314583
5.43 Hours 1
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Trust takes courage. Laika is a “Cold Dog"—a stray pawing the streets of Moscow until Soviet researchers take her to live at the top-secret facility. Nervous and alone, she learns she will be trained to become a “starflyer,” an animal launched into outer space in the Soviet’s race against American innovation. Twelve-year-old Nina is also a “Cold Girl,” heartbroken after her best friend defects to America. When Nina and Laika meet in Nina’s father’s lab, their growing bond slowly warms the cold that has settled in each other’s hearts. Together, they uncover a system of secrets and must decide if they too will separate from the pack, or rocket to the stars. Inspired by the true story of Laika, Dog Star is an inspiring novel about friendship, personal agency, and the real meaning of love and loyalty.

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Summary

Summary

Trust takes courage.

Laika is a “Cold Dog"—a stray pawing the streets of Moscow until Soviet researchers take her to live at the top-secret facility. Nervous and alone, she learns she will be trained to become a “starflyer,” an animal launched into outer space in the Soviet’s race against American innovation.

Twelve-year-old Nina is also a “Cold Girl,” heartbroken after her best friend defects to America. When Nina and Laika meet in Nina’s father’s lab, their growing bond slowly warms the cold that has settled in each other’s hearts. Together, they uncover a system of secrets and must decide if they too will separate from the pack, or rocket to the stars.

Inspired by the true story of Laika, Dog Star is an inspiring novel about friendship, personal agency, and the real meaning of love and loyalty.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sympathetic characters deliver a tense and compelling adventure that stays true to historical events.” Publishers Weekly
“Recommended for its insight into a pivotal moment in history and the touching relationship between a girl and her dog.” Booklist
“A poignant story that accessibly illuminates a milestone in space exploration history.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Megan Shepherd

Author Bio: Megan Shepherd

Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in North Carolina. An avid reader and world traveler who spent several years in the Peace Corps, she now lives with her husband in Asheville, North Carolina. Her novels include The Madman’s Daughter and Her Dark Curiosity.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 5.43
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English