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Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog

by Pamela S. Turner

Other authors: Yan Nascimbene (Illustrator)

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Told through the eyes of a boy, this is the true story of a dog in Tokyo who loyally waited for his master's return everyday at the train station, even long after the man had died. The man had only owned him for a year before he died. The dog's loyalty inspired the erection of a statue at the entrance of Shibuya Station. This statue is a popular meeting place today. Absolute weeper.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This book is based off a true story from Japan, about Hachiko, the loyal dog. Every day he would walk to the station with his master, then wait there until he returned from work, and they would go home together. When his master dies, Hachiko continues to wait at the station for him to return. Many people came from afar just to pet loyal Hachiko, and after his passing a statue of his was built in his memory. The statue still stands today, and is a popular meeting place for people in Japan.
  kanders2 | Dec 7, 2011 |
This book was a very entertaining read. It is about how the loyalty of a dog can last a lifetime. This is a great story from Japan that can cause the reading to cry both tears of joy and sadness.
  jmcneal | Nov 8, 2011 |
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. ( )
  langerer | Apr 19, 2010 |
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.
  cedyr | Oct 1, 2007 |
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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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Relates the true story of a dog who accompanied his master to and from a Tokyo train station for a year and, after his master died, continued to wait for him there every day for many years.

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