Hachiko Waits by Lesléa Newman audiobook

Hachiko Waits

By Lesléa Newman
Read by James Yaegashi

Recorded Books, Inc.
1.60 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470356590

Every morning in the Japanese town of Shibuya, Professor Ueno awakens and is greeted by his loyal Akita dog, Hachiko. They enjoy a breakfast together before the professor leaves to catch the train to the school where he teaches. And Hachiko sits at the station eagerly awaiting his master's return. Then one afternoon Professor Ueno does not return. And Hachiko waits. Days and weeks pass and still no one-not even the young boy Yasuo who comes to care for him-can persuade the faithful dog to leave his post. Years go by and yet still he waits. In time, Hachiko will come to be remembered and honored throughout Japan for his singular devotion. Poet, author, and animal advocate LesleA Newman earned an ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Honor and scores of other accolades for this touching tale based on a true story. Sprinkled throughout with Japanese vocabulary words, this audio production serves as an excellent introduction to a different culture while simultaneously illustrating the universality of human emotions.

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Summary

Summary

Every morning in the Japanese town of Shibuya, Professor Ueno awakens and is greeted by his loyal Akita dog, Hachiko. They enjoy a breakfast together before the professor leaves to catch the train to the school where he teaches. And Hachiko sits at the station eagerly awaiting his master's return. Then one afternoon Professor Ueno does not return. And Hachiko waits. Days and weeks pass and still no one-not even the young boy Yasuo who comes to care for him-can persuade the faithful dog to leave his post. Years go by and yet still he waits. In time, Hachiko will come to be remembered and honored throughout Japan for his singular devotion. Poet, author, and animal advocate LesleA Newman earned an ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Honor and scores of other accolades for this touching tale based on a true story. Sprinkled throughout with Japanese vocabulary words, this audio production serves as an excellent introduction to a different culture while simultaneously illustrating the universality of human emotions.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This will be popular with dog lovers; consider having a packet of tissues on hand.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Lesléa Newman

Author Bio: Lesléa Newman

Lesléa Newman is the author of seventy books for readers of all ages including the teen novel in verse, October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Sheperd; the middle grade novel, Hachiko Waits; the poetry collection, I Carry My Mother; the short story collection, A Letter to Harvey Milk; and the children’s books, A Sweet Passover, The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed, and Heather Has Two Mommies. Her literary awards include poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.60
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English