This edge-of-your-seat action-packed story is Homeward Boundset in space!SOS. Laika damaged. Human crew missing.We are the dogs. We are alone.Lopside is a Barkonauta specially trained dog who assists human astronauts on missions in space. He and the crew aboard the spaceship Laika are en route to set up an outpost on a distant planet. When the mission takes a disastrous turn, the Barkonauts on board suddenly find themselves completely alone on their severely damaged ship.Survival seems impossible. But these dogs are Barkonautsand Barkonauts always complete their mission....
|Title||:||Voyage of the Dogs|
|Number of Pages||:||580 pages|
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Voyage of the Dogs Reviews
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 ver ...more
★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up)
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
Of course, the humans couldn't go alone. There had to be dogs. Because wherever humans went dogs came along. Like rats, only more helpful. Dogs would herd livestock. Dogs would keep watch against the unknown. And, more importantly, dogs would keep the human crew company during the long spaceflight, and on their new home, far away from Earth.
But first they had to get there.
I guess this is technically a "Middle Grade" b ...more
If you love dogs and love desperate voyages of a handful of survivors on board a crippled spacecraft who never give up hope but keep on doing their best because they are Good Dogs gosh darn it...and even though I don't care that much for dogs in general I am a sucker for any sort of character who keeps doing all they can for pack and for mission because the alternative, giving up, is not conceivable. These are Good Dogs indeed, and their good dogness made me teary quite a few times.
Soiler, becau ...more
3.5 stars. It took me a bit to get into this middle grade science fiction story but once I did, I enjoyed it. I think what happened was I was expecting the kind of anthropomorphized dogs you find in many books for young people. Van Eekhout, however, chose to walk a fine line in keeping his dog characters dogs. Highly trained and evolved dogs, but still dogs who sniff butts, like smelly things, and hold to pack loyalty. Plus this is a futuristic story where humankind has developed ways to better ...more
Mix together Star Trek and Lost in Space and liberally sprinkle in “dogs” and you have “Voyage of the Dogs.” A stray named Lopside and three other highly trained canines are the sole survivors of a space expedition gone horribly wrong. Readers won’t be able to read fast enough to find out if these skilled dogs can find the crew of humans that abandoned them or reach the new planet where they were supposed to establish a new colony. Some of the science may be over the heads of the target audience ...more
Literally Homeward Bound meets Gravity. So cute. But also wow, stressful. Kids are going to love it.
What a fun, cute book filled with adventure and heart! I read it to my 6 and 8 year olds over three nights and they always demanded I read another chapter before bed. The dogs are cute and smart and loyal, and there is just enough danger to keep young readers on the edge of their seats without any tears or major upset.
Both kids give it their highest recommendation, and I enjoyed reading it to them. Is great for kids and adults.
This is a fabulous concept for an MG adventure novel – dogs in space! Companion-dogs forced to rescue themselves when their humans go missing! – and it’s carried off SO well.
I actually know Greg, so I already knew that he had dogs of his own, but even if I hadn’t known him beforehand, I would have been certain that he’s a dog-owner just by how fantastically he writes from a dog’s point of view. It is so much fun to watch the barkonauts’ augmented intelligence mix with their laugh-out-loud spot-o ...more