I neglected to include Nick Abadzis's website in my Laika post. You can read his well-deserved positive reviews and read interviews in which he describes his work on Laika. Fascinating reading. Abadzis is a terrific interviewee. I cannot recommend the website-and Laika-highly enough! As one review said (I'm paraphrasing)....dog lovers, have tissues handy. The more I think about it, the more amazed and touched I am by the book. It's an absolutely heartbreaking book, but truly one that gifts the reader....one of those books that doesn't leave you when you close the last page. The last two books that did that for me were The Wednesday Wars and Revolution is Not a Dinner Party.