Shelley Moore Thomas

Shelley Moore Thomas

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California / Teacher. Storyteller. Author of the GOOD KNIGHT series of easy readers, a couple of novels, and some weird and lovely picture books.
Shelley Moore Thomas
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It isn’t, okay. So stop asking if there are any dragons in this book. Because there aren’t.

This Book Is Not about Dragons written by Shelley Moore Thomas and illustrated by Fred Koehler

Cold War paranoia and a huge technological leap.  This poster is meant to look like a vintage poster for the Soviet Union's Sputnik space satellite.

Cold War paranoia and a huge technological leap. This poster is meant to look like a vintage poster for the Soviet Union's Sputnik space satellite. Poor Sputnik was "accidentally" blown up by America.

Russia has decided to give Laika a permanent statue of her very own near Moscow's Military Medicine Institute.

In 2008 Russia dedicated a monument to Laika. It is located in Moscow near a military research facility. The monument depicts a dog standing next to a rocket.

Laika, the first living creature sent into space, never meant to return to Earth, 1957.

Sputnik Dog - Laika, the dog used to relay biomedical information in the Soviet ‘Sputnik II’ outer-space investigation programme 1957

Laika; monument to the first dog into space. A hero of the Soviet Union's space program. I believe it is made out of stone and metal.

Laika - Aboard the Soviet's Sputnik Laika, a dog, became the very first living creature to enter orbit. However, since the Soviets did not create a re-entry plan, Laika died in space. Laika's death sparked debates about animal rights around the world.