Voyage of the Dogs

Voyage of the Dogs

This edge-of-your-seat action-packed story is Homeward Bound?set in space! SOS. Laika damaged. Human crew missing. We are the dogs. We are alone. Lopside is a Barkonaut?a 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 This edge-of-your-seat action-packed story is Homeward Bound?set in space! SOS. Laika damaged. Human cr...

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Title:Voyage of the Dogs
Author:Greg Van Eekhout
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Genres:Childrens
Format Type:Hardcover

Voyage of the Dogs Reviews

  • Beth
    Sep 29, 2018
    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.) ...
  • Mary Lowd
    Sep 07, 2018
    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. ...
  • Danielle Booey
    Sep 23, 2018
    The Voyage of the Dogs is a strangely compelling story of intergalactic space exploration and the loyalty of dogs. The last thing that Lopside remembers is getting belly rubs and then falling asleep for the beginning of their 6 month hibernation period before they arrive at their ne...
  • Stephanie
    May 23, 2018
    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 ...
  • Charlotte
    Aug 31, 2018
    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 ch...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Jul 09, 2018
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus The Laika is on mission Stepping Stone, traveling outside the solar system to set up a new planet. In addition to the human crew, animals, and plants, there are some very loyal dogs, because where there are humans, there HAVE to be dogs! Since the journ...
  • Angie Boyter
    Sep 08, 2018
    4+, verging on 5. A charming SF book for young people of all ages! Such a wonderful change from dystopic SF. Who could resist a book about a spaceship full of dogs, abandoned by the human crew and determined to save themselves and their ship? It was an outrageously cute idea, but coul...
  • Lis Carey
    Sep 07, 2018
    I'll just say this up front, because I'm one of the people for whom this is important: No dogs die in this book. We do get the story of Laika*, told by one of the dogs to the others so that, at a critical point, they can make an informed choice, but Greg Van Eekhout kills none of his f...
  • P.M.
    Sep 09, 2018
    Once the cover said "To boldly go where no dog has gone before", I was hooked. A pack of dogs (Lopside, Champion, Bug, and Daisy) is accompanying the human crew on board the Laika to a new planet, Stepping Stone. The dogs awake from hibernation to find the ship damaged and the humans g...
  • Billie
    Jun 15, 2018
    I need to get over bad or incomplete science in books for middle graders. I mean, this was a good, solid space adventure starring dogs for goodness' sake and all I'm worrying about is who tested all the flora and fauna on Stepping Stone to ensure they were safe to eat. Like, seriously,...
  • Hobart
    Oct 08, 2018
    ? ? ? 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...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Sep 22, 2018
    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 ...
  • Donna
    Nov 23, 2018
    Lopside, Champion, Bug, and Daisy are the Barkonauts and they will finish their mission. This story was so amazingly adorable I wanted to hold up the book and wave it around in a room full of book enthusiasts and say "YOU MUST READ THIS!" Kids will love it, but so will adults who ca...
  • Ramsey Hootman
    Nov 12, 2018
    Review courtesy of my eight-year-old: I loved it! This book is a mix of funny, adventure, and sadness. There were lots of really sad parts. I liked how there were tons of details and how the dogs were super smart. I'm pretty sure the most funny part was where the dog burped a song. I...
  • Eliza Rapsodia
    Aug 31, 2018
    ARC provided by Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review REVIEW IN ENGLISH This is was a fun and sometimes deep and emotional adventure. Lopside is a barkonaut -a dog that has been trained to help and resolve problems on missions in space. He is part of a crew in the space...
  • Danielle
    Dec 09, 2018
    "A sad story could be like a gentle scritch behind the ears. It told him that he was not alone." So so so enjoyed this book. ...
  • Janice
    Sep 20, 2018
    This is a lovely little book about a group of Very Good Dogs. On a spaceship. They got left behind by the humans on the ship, but they're determined to complete their mission. This is a middle-grade book, but if you need a pick-me-up or a unicorn chaser in these dark times, read...
  • Shae McDaniel
    Apr 16, 2018
    Literally Homeward Bound meets Gravity. So cute. But also wow, stressful. Kids are going to love it. ...
  • Christina
    Jun 22, 2018
    Thank you HarperChildrens for the Goodreads Giveaway! What a fun read. I really enjoyed it. The book felt like a version of The Martian but for children and with dogs as the main characters. That was a great mash-up for me! I love space adventures and I love dogs. The dogs personalitie...
  • Simone Henderson
    Jul 26, 2018
    Okay, so I received an advance readers edition of this book for free and am under no obligation so you will hear my unadulterated opinion on it. What interested me the most about reading it is found on the cover, "To boldly go where no dog has gone before." Yup, I'm a Star Trek fan alt...
  • Patrick
    Jul 02, 2018
    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 themselv...
  • Jake
    Nov 17, 2018
    Really freaking cute and perfect for kids wanting to try a mild sci-fi book. Also, anything with Barkonauts will be easy to hand to nervous readers. This was recommended to me by a 3rd grade girl and her dad who both read and loved it. So glad I listened. ...
  • Kim Howard
    Nov 10, 2018
    Cute story for fans of books about dogs and outer space! ...
  • LeeAnn
    Jul 18, 2018
    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...
  • Richard Mellinger
    Sep 10, 2018
    Greg Van Eekhout did a great job with this book. He's a very good boy. I don't read a lot of middle grade, but... dogs in space... I mean, c'mon. I had to. This was well written and had characters that were lovable (not difficult because they are dogs) and relatable (much more im...
  • Melanie Dulaney
    Jun 15, 2018
    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 enoug...
  • Mattison
    Sep 16, 2018
    (Spoiler from the author: I don?t kill off any of the dogs in this book. Why not? Because I?m not a monster, that?s why not.) This is a children's book (target age 7-12). My somewhat low rating reflects its lack of cross-over appeal for this adult. I would not want to dissuade...
  • Sarah Theis
    Oct 04, 2018
    *I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and this is my honest review* SOS. Lakia damaged. Lifepod missing. 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! ...
  • J.A.Birch
    Nov 24, 2018
    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 far...
  • Rainflight
    Aug 05, 2018
    This book is amazing, stunning, and altogether the best sci-fi book I have ever read and ever will read. I'm a big fan of dogs- they're the center of my world. Sci-fi? Not so much. I've always been a little iffy on that genre and never really enjoyed any of their movies or books very ...