Greg van Eekhout is the author of seven novels, including the California Bones trilogy for adults and Voyage of the Dogs for middle-grade readers. He lives in San Diego with his astronomy/physics professor wife and two dogs. All members of the family are slated to be “on board” for the “launch” of the “tail” of spaceship Laika, and its canine crew, who are Very Good Dogs. Their jobs are to collaborate with the human crew on maintaining the spaceship and establishing a new colony – not to be responsible for the welfare of the Laika without human participation. Join the adventure! Readers who preorder Voyage of the Dogs, or attend the Launch Party, will receive a printed photograph of Greg’s doggo, Dozer.
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This is the voyage of the spaceship Laika. Its current mission: to travel to a new world, to survive without human companions and opposable thumbs, to boldly go where no dog has gone before!
When the four members of the canine crew of the Laika wake from hibernation to find themselves abandoned by their human counterparts, they know it’s up to them to complete the mission. And good dogs always complete their missions. The Secret Life of Dogs meets Up meets Lost in Space, or perhaps the canine version of The Martian. Discover what it’s like to be a dog, how dogs came to exist in the first place, and the bond dogs share with their human companions. Read about heroic historical canines. And best of all, learn about space travel from the perspective of a future bred-to-be-really-smart dog. A really good dog. A Barkonaut! A howling good read for the middle grader in your life.
Woofbarkwoofbark woofwoofwoof woofwoofwoof barkwoofbarkbark! -- Guest Reviewer Patrick Heffernan