HACHIKO: The True Story of the Royal Dogs of Japan and One Faithful Akita [NOOK Book]

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In 1924, Hachiko was brought to Tokyo by his owner, Hidesaburo Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. During his owner's life, Hachiko saw him off from the front door and greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno didn't return on the usual train one evening. The professor had suffered a stroke at the university ...
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HACHIKO: The True Story of the Royal Dogs of Japan and One Faithful Akita

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Overview

In 1924, Hachiko was brought to Tokyo by his owner, Hidesaburo Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. During his owner's life, Hachiko saw him off from the front door and greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno didn't return on the usual train one evening. The professor had suffered a stroke at the university that day. He died and never returned to the train station where his friend was waiting.

Hachiko was given away after his master's death, but he routinely escaped, showing up again and again at his old home. After time, Hachiko realized that Professor Ueno no longer lived at the house. So he went to look for his master at the train station where he had accompanied him so many times before. Each day, Hachiko waited for Professor Ueno to return. And each day, he didn't see his friend among the commuters at the station.

Hachiko became a permanent fixture at the train station, which eventually attracted the attention of commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachiko and Professor Ueno together. Realizing that Hachiko waited in vigil for his dead master, their hearts were touched. They brought Hachiko treats and food to nourish him during his wait. This continued for 10 years, with Hachiko appearing precisely when the train was due at the station.

Hachiko: The Story of the Royal Dogs of Japan and One Faithful Akita is Hachiko’s story, as well as an informative look at dog culture in Japan and the history and tradition of the Akita-ken, one of the most ancient, beloved, and faithful dog breeds.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013097223
  • Publisher: PHOENIX BOOKS INC
  • Publication date: 11/2/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 53
  • Sales rank: 356,536
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Julie Chrystyn was born on a farm in a rural part of the former Yugoslavia, under its Communist regime. She was granted political asylum in the United States at the age of eight. At the age of twelve, she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis (curvature of the spine) for which she underwent radical surgery and spent a year on her bed in a full body cast. During that year, she mapped out the entire course of her life—and then proceeded to live it. She rejected the prognosis of lower-body paralysis and rejected the social and economic hardships of her family; she stubbornly defied all odds and worked toward her goals with a vengeance. Julie pursued an education in journalism, political science, and economics and eventually became a leading ghostwriter for some of the world's leading political figures and business tycoons. She ventured into business and philanthropy, and last year she married Dwight D. Opperman, one of the most prominent figures in America's legal world.
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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    Hachiko the true story of the royal dogs of Japan and one faithful Akita

    Hachiko is a wonderful true story about a man and his faithful Akita. Not only does this book tell you that story but it tells you of the Akita dog and there importance to the Japanese people.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Great

    I loved the movie the dog and the book

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    SO SAD

    This book was so sad. The poor dog thought the owner would come back. I was kinda touched. Really touched accutally. It was an amazing book but they give u definitions and facts about other dog breeds. It only gives u like twelve pages out of 24. Its a good book but i wouldnt waist the money.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Awesome

    HACHI WAS AN AKITA

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Hachi

    Read the book.love it

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    this book is the best book i'v ever read

    today was a fun birthday well for a dog ofcours to people it gets boring well i'm hachiko the main husky of the story

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Should i

    I saw the movie and it broke my heart it was so sad should i get this book?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Great short read

    This basically explains the legend of the Royal dogs of Japan. Although it has a sad ending, it is a very heartwarming story of a dog's great love for his master.

    I enjoyed the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    I love that dog.

    Seen the movie and read the book. I love both. I wish i had a dog like that.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2015

    Question

    Should I get this book? I've watched the movie. It made me crie for like a million hours. Do you reccomend thee book?

    Thanks!
    Anomynous

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    The most heartwarming story ever

    I watched the movie and it made me cry for, what felt like hours.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    The story

    "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 every morning. And every afternoon, just before three o' clock, Hachiko returns to the station to greet his master.
    One day the the train arrives at the station without the professor. Hachiko waits.
    For ten years Hachiko waits. Not even Yasuo, the young boy who takes care of Hachiko, can persuade him to leave his post.

    "HACHIKO WAITS", a novel inspired by a true story, brings to life the legendary Akita who has become a national symbol for loyalty and devotion. Children learn about him in school, his image isseen throughout Japan, and each year he is honored with a celebration at the spot where he waited so faithfully for his beloved master.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Hachiko

    So good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    AWESOME BOOK

    Tells about the akatas and how they come to be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Jessica

    This movie is sad:'(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Neato

    Oh wow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Great

    It was so sad! Couldn't belive that the dog stayed there after the owner died! So sad!:(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Good

    I havent read the book yet but I watched the movie and I cried a lot because the poor sweet dog sat in the same spot every day waiting for his master until he died.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Heart-Warming Read

    This is one of the most heart-warming reads in a while for me. It is the touching true story of one extremely loyal dog who persists and persists. I couldn't help the tears.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Wolf

    Ice Snow Dog Pack Alpha: Spiral- silver/ white she-wolf dog with hazel eyes Beta: Star- pure white sire wolf-dog with green eyes Medicine Wolf: Battlescar- pale gray sire wolf-dog, yellow eyes Medicine Pup: Lightningbolt- gray and white she-wolf dog with blunt muzzle and sleek dark coat, blazing green eyes Packers: Hunter-large gray sire wolf-dog with dark muzzle and paws Halfmoon- Akita/wolf mix, she-wolf dog with yellow eyes One Ear- dusky brown sire with scar in shape of lightning bolt Laser- Doberman/wolf mix she-wolf dog with amber eyes Fawn- tawny she-wolf/husky mix with hazel eyes Spin- golden sire Beagle/wolf mix with blue eyes Howl- spotted she-wolf dog with stunning amber eyes Ragged- old raggedy sire wolf-dog with blue eyes, white coat Spray- Labrador/wolf-dog mix, a she-wolf Icerain- silvery pale geray sire-wolf with tawny eyes Sunray- black sire-wolf dog with brown eyes Night- black she-wolf with cloudy green eyes, suspicious Elder Dogs: Moonlight- black and white sire wolf-dog with hazel eyes Panther- fawn-colored she-wolf dog with white paws Butch- gray sire-dog with dark muzzle and black underbelly Swiftwind- bracken-colored she-wolf dog with one eye Twist- brown sire with twisted leg, stubbed tail, and pale blind eyes Pups: Foggy- mist-colored sire-pup Sandshadow- brindled she wolf-dog Shade- black sire pup with yellow eyes and striped spine Stormcloud- white she-wolf pup, amber eyes

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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