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||:||578 pages|
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Voyage of the Dogs Reviews
*I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and this is my honest review*
Human crew missing.
We are the dogs.
We are alone.
1st I want to say how happy I am I won this book. It sounded like such a cute idea and it didn't disappoint!
2nd, no dogs die. I repeat. No dogs die.
Lopside is a barkonaut, a dog trained to be part of a space mission to colonize a disant plant named Stepping Stone. He, and 3 other fellow barkonauts are put into hibernation along side their ...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
This is a perfect book.
Addendum a few hours later: I miss reading this book... It was totally absorbing, and if I'd read it when I was twelve, it would have unquestionably been my favorite book.
Where there are humans there are dogs, also where there are humans there are rats, or so Lopside has been led to believe but on the Spacecraft Laika he hasn't seen a single rodent.
The Spacecraft Laika is traveling to a new world to start a human colony; it holds many crew, some farm animals in deep sleep, a variety of eggs, and five dogs. Lopside, Champion, Daisy, and Bug are important members of the crew, they are the Barkonauts.
Dad suggested I read this book knowing that I have a condition whe ...more
Science fiction about dogs in space. It keeps the doggishness of the characters, but gives humans a translator to understand their meanings, and posits that they can be trained to run and repair space ships. (There are gravity emitters and space singularities -- it's all very modern.)
The personalities of the four dogs are well chosen -- our Hero Lopside is scrappy, small, and energetic; the leader, Champion is bigger but also more cynical underneath. Bugs is an excitable dour engineer, and the p ...more
Cute story for fans of books about dogs and outer space!
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/30/...
Middle Grade fiction isn’t an age category I typically go for, but I’m a big fan of Greg Van Eekhout and when I saw the premise of Voyage of the Dogs I just couldn’t resist. This book was just too darn cute!
Billed as The Incredible Journey set in space, the story follows a team of four scrappy and adorable canine Barkonauts as they travel aboard the colonization ship Laika as companions and specially trained helpers to the ...more
Literally Homeward Bound meets Gravity. So cute. But also wow, stressful. Kids are going to love it.