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Hachiko Waits

Newman, Leslea

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ISBN 10: 0805073361 / ISBN 13: 9780805073362
Published by Henry Holt, New York, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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96 p. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Newman on the half-title, "For Martha, wan, wan! Leslea Newman." Seventh printing. Binding is tight, text and all of Kodaira's moving illustrations are clear and sharp. In a flawless dust jacket. Hachiko Waits was awarded the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Honor. Professor Ueno's loyal Akita dog, Hachiko, waits for him at the train station every afternoon, and even after the professor unexpectedly dies while at work, Hachiko faithfully continues to await his return. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003495

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Title: Hachiko Waits

Publisher: Henry Holt, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Kodaira, MacHiyo

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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"Profoundly sad and hopeful at the same time . . . Hachiko Waits shows us the very best in life; loyalty, devotion, our ability to love-all taught by a beloved, intelligent, and heroic dog. I love it." -Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Award-winning author of Sarah Plain and Tall

The loyalty and devotion of a dog has no bounds

What a good dog you are. What a fine dog you are. Hachi, you are the best dog in all of Japan." Professor Ueno speaks these words to his faithful dog before boarding the train to work every morning. And every afternoon just before three o'clock, Hachi is at the train station to greet his beloved master.

One day, the train arrives at the station without the professor. Hachi waits.

For ten years Hachi waits for his master to return. Not even Yasuo, the young boy who takes care of Hachi, can persuade him to leave his post.

Hachiko Waits is a novel inspired by a true story. Readers will be touched by the story of Hachiko and his impact on the people of Japan.

Hachiko Waits is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author:

Lesléa Newman is a poet, an animal lover, and the author of Runaway Dreidel!, Cats, Cats, Cats!, Daddy's Song, and other picture books. Her awards include the Parents' Choice Silver Medal and a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has a B.S. in education from the University of Vermont and a Certificate of Poetics from Naropa Institute, where she was Allen Ginsburg's apprentice. She has worked as a preschool teacher, secretary, waitress, freelance reporter, and sales clerk, and now teaches writing for children and young adults at Spalding University. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Machiyo Kodaira is a native of Tokyo, Japan, and a graduate of Parsons School of Design. Hachi's story was Ms. Kodaira's first book for young readers.

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