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Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog Paperback – April 6, 2009
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Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA
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Sadly, Professor Ueno died at work in April of 1925, some 15 months after he bought the Akita. Hachiko faithfully walked with his loving owner to the Shibuya train station every morning and could be counted on like clock work to greet his owner upon return. Even after his owner's death, the curly tailed dog continued coming back to the train station to await his return.
This continued for 10 years until the Akita died in 1935. A statue of the dog was erected at the train station as a nod to his show of loving loyalty. Hachiko, like Balto, the malamute who braved storms in 1925 Alaska during an epidemic has been immemorialized in statue at the train station where he faithfully awaited his owner's return.
A beautiful moving story that might make you cry. Even so, it is worth reading. As wonderful as Hachiko's story is, I preferred Leslea Newman's book about the loyal curly tailed Akita.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a great story that is well known in Japan, but not so in the U.S. It's definitely worth reading.Published 8 days ago by R. Harris
The story of a loyal dog to his master and waited for him everyday at the train station in Tokyo for nine years after he passed. This is the story written for children.Published 8 days ago by Ella M. Ryder
Charming. Named my cat after this dog. Hachi means 8 in Japanese, which means good fortune. Saw the bronze statue of Hachiko at Shibuya station in Tokyo. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MGM
Glad to have read this one before watching the film adaptations. Truly heartbreaking!Published 3 months ago by King David
This made my cry my eyes out. It's so sad, touching and heartwarming.Published 5 months ago by Lauren Baker
Bought for an 8 year old boy. He and his mother both cried while reading it.Published 8 months ago by helty
Beautiful true story, nicely written. The children to whom I read it were definitely focused.Published 10 months ago by Sue C
This is such a sweet story that brought this adult reader to tears. This is a fabulous picture book based on a true story.Published 11 months ago by TXBride