Hachiko by Pamela S. Turner
The True Story of a Loyal Dog (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards))

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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.
 

About Pamela S. Turner

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Yan Nascimbene was born in 1949 and has divided most of his life between Italy, France, and the United States. Nascimbene has exhibited worldwide and twice won the Graphic Awards at the International Book Fair in Bologna. He is married with three children and presently lives in California.
 
Published April 6, 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Travel.

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The boy and many others care for the dog, who becomes a celebrity due to his faithful nature, with a statue of the dog erected in the station even before the dog’s death from old age.

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Every child in Japan knows the story of Hachiko, the dog who waited at a Tokyo train station to greet his owner each afternoon and who, after his owner's sudden death, continued to wait for him at the station until his own death 10 years later, in 1935 (a statue of Hachiko is now a famous Tokyo m...

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