Laika is a homeless stray living on the streets of Moscow when she is picked by the Space Programme to be the first ever animal launched into orbit! But her rocket disappears and everyone thinks Laika is lost forever. Now you'll discover in Owen Davey's imaginative story that Laika was rescued by a loving new owner and found her true home on a planet far, far away.
Owen grew up near Brighton and graduated from University College Falmouth, gaining a first in illustration. He describes his style as contemporary and nostalgic and likes to use a palette of warm, muted colours. He works with traditional and digital media. Owen's impressive debut book, Foxly's Feast, won the 'Highly Commended' in the 2009 Macmillan Children's Book Prize.