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Hachiko - Yan Nascimbene

Paperback Published: 1st April 2009
ISBN: 9780547237558
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old

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KEYNOTE: This will resonate with any child who has loved a dog and been loved in return. 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 watercolours, the legend of Hachiko will touch your heart and inspire you as it has inspired thousands all over the world. Ages 5-8 Grades K-3 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. She has also been a legislative aide and an international health consultant. She has written six books so far: HACHIKO: THE TRUE STORY OF A LOYAL DOG, GORILLA DOCTORS (HMH), LIFE ON EARTH, AND BEYOND, A LIFE IN THE WILD, THE FROG SCIENTIST (HMH) and PROWLING THE SEA REVIEWS ?the book?s gentle tone, compelling story and exquisite art are a winning combination? San Francisco Chronicle *

Industry Reviews

"Turner unfolds this poignant true story in the natural, unaffected voice of Kentaro, who wonders at the dog's unswerving devotion. Unobtrusive details evoke a sense of place... as does Nascimbene's spare line-and-watercolor artwork, reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints... This will resonate with any child who has loved a dog and been loved in return." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review "This touching tale will capture the hearts of young dog lovers." School Library Journal

Well illustrated


Well written for the younger reader Captures the story of Hachiko

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ISBN: 9780547237558
ISBN-10: 0547237553
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st April 2009
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 20.32  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.09