Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog

Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog

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Imagine walking to the same place every day, to meet your best friend. Imagine watching hundreds of people pass by every morning and every afternoon. Imagine waiting, and waiting, and waiting. For ten years. This is what Hachiko did.
Hachiko was a real dog who lived in Tokyo, a dog who faithfully waited for his owner at the Shibuya train station long after his owner could not come to meet him. He became famous for his loyalty and was adored by scores of people who passed through the station every day. This is Hachiko’s story through the eyes of Kentaro, a young boy whose life is changed forever by his friendship with this very special dog. Simply told, and illustrated with Yan Nascimbene’s lush watercolors, the legend of Hachiko will touch your heart and inspire you as it has inspired thousands all over the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780547237558
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/06/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 410,152
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Pamela S. Turner has a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a special interest in microbiology and epidemiology. Her articles for children and adults have appeared in numerous scientific publications. Her books include Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog, Gorilla Doctors, The Frog Scientist, Dolphins of Shark Bay, and Project Seahorse. She lives in California.

Half-French, half-Italian, the late Yan Nascimbeneshared his childhood between these two countries. After working as a photographer's assistant in a Paris fashion studio, Nascimbene studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California at Davis. Nascimbene's illustrations have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal,Chicago Tribune, the New Yorker, Boston Globe, Toronto Life, ScientificAmerican, Atlantic Monthly, Hemispheres, etc. His commercial clients include Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, IBM, Apple, Macy's, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Bank of America, United Way, Estée Lauder, Manpower, and more.
     Nascimbene also illustrated Houghton's Hachiko by Pamela Turner and The Beautiful Christmas Tree by Charlotte Zolotow

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Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie it touched my heart but the book made my heart a little bit softer ok i cried alittle bit!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Based on the true story of the lovable Akita Inu who beleived in Heaven, this is a touching pre-chapter book telling his story lightly in easy to read kid friendly language. It matches up with the movie, Hachi, wonderfully as the story before Hachiko's wonderful life as an American house pet under the name of Hachi. How sweet that Hachiko waits for a grand total of seven years after Dr. Ueno's death. Even the too strong Mama cried when Hachiko's died. Get on your strong anti-emotional shoes and read it and weep
langerer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a true story about an Akita dog named Hachiko who follows his master to the train station every morning before work and greets him there every evening after work. This demonstrates the love of a dog for his master as well as undying loyalty.I love animals especially dogs! Dogs love us unconditionally and that is awesome!I would use this book to lead into a science lesson about animals. After reading this book the class can discuss other animals that have loyal traits either to one another or to the human kind.
cedyr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There is a big bronze statue of Hachiko in front of JR Shibuya Station. This is the most used spot to wait and meet with somebody in Japan! Everybody knows about this loyal dog's story, and he looks just like he's still waiting and trying to find his master among all these people.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of a dog waiting for his owner who died from a heart attack and studeents thinking he was faking it i am so sorry for this dog yet it was his own doing the dog staywed loyal to his owner and the mother coming back to find him ten years later btw bring tissues
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! Love it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie and assumed this was a novel... NOOOO! I spent 5 dollars on a 9 page book !!! Not worth it! Waste of money!
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He didnt die in a war he dog didnt want him to go to work but the owner went anyway and had a heart attack but i didnt read the book i just wathed the movie for the second time and i still cried :))))) GREAT MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Katharine Cheek More than 1 year ago
How do YOU know every thing
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Shannon Bianchi More than 1 year ago
thats not what happended.Hes onwer had a heart attack!
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John Beljan More than 1 year ago
hachika is a dog who's owner has to got to war, but he dies in war and he never comes back. so from the day he left, hachika waits every day for an hour at the train stationthat his owner left fro, and he doex it everyday until he dies. i rate this book five stars because at times itis sad, other times it has suspense, and you never know what might come next s