Arsenal Pulp Press For Laika
Arsenal Pulp Press For Laika

For Laika

By Kai Cheng Thom


Publication Date: October 21, 2021

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Ages 3 to 8

The heart-rending story of Laika, the brave space traveler, by the co-authors of From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea.

By two of the co-authors of the acclaimed children’s book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea: the moving beautifully told story of Laika, the dog who learned the names of the stars. Laika is an orphaned stray dog who lives in the streets of Moscow in the then Soviet Union. Although she is loved by her pack, Laika longs one day to learn the names of the stars, since she knows that all dogs become stars when they die—including her parents. One day, a Russian scientist named Vlad offers Laika the chance to travel to the stars by helping him with an important experiment, an event that will change the entire world.

Part fable, part dog story, part history lesson, young and older readers alike will find themselves captivated by Laika’s brave and loving heart, and by her story, which holds important lessons about world peace, science, and the deep bonds between humans and every other creature with whom we share the planet.

Ages 3 to 8.

About the Author

Kai Cheng Thom is a writer and community worker who loves lasagnas, stargazing, and animals. Kai Cheng is also a well-known writer and speaker on the topics of diversity, justice, conflict resolution, and love. Her previous books include the children’s picture book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea and the essay collection I Hope We Choose Love.

Kai Yun Ching is a community-based organizer, educator, and They are the co-illustrator of the children’s picture book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea, and they edited and published Children's Stories, a collection of tales written by children, with the publishing collective Quilted Creatures in 2016.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

ISBN: 9781551528625

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