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Hello, Goodbye, I Love You: The Story of Aloha a Guide Dog for the Blind
     

Hello, Goodbye, I Love You: The Story of Aloha a Guide Dog for the Blind

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by Pamela Bauer Mueller, Michael Hingson (Foreword by)
 

One Boy -- One Dog -- One Dream

Life is not easy for twelve-year-old Diego Escobár. It was wonderful raising Aloha from puppyhood to eighteen months, but now he must return her to the guide dog school for her formal training. Diego always knew that Aloha was on loan to him, but letting her go is proving to be the hardest challenge of his young life.

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One Boy -- One Dog -- One Dream

Life is not easy for twelve-year-old Diego Escobár. It was wonderful raising Aloha from puppyhood to eighteen months, but now he must return her to the guide dog school for her formal training. Diego always knew that Aloha was on loan to him, but letting her go is proving to be the hardest challenge of his young life.

In this tender, inspirational tale, based on the true-life story of Aloha, Diego discovers that the sweet and sad in life are often interwoven. The unconditional love and trust between Aloha and Diego will enable her to become the dog she was bred to be. In giving her up, Diego gains unexpected rewards.

“Wherever you go, you will walk with a piece of my heart beside you.”

“This book does an excellent job of explaining the process of training guide-dog puppies, a topic that will fascinate many children. The moving scenario will have readers sniffling as Diego passes Aloha's leash to Miss Kimberly Louise, and may even lead them to consult the appended list of resources to find out about raising their own guide-dog puppies.”

--School Library Journal

“What a book! Ms. Bauer Mueller has captured all the emotions from all of us who play a part in a guide dog’s life.”

--Michael Hingson, National Public Affairs Representative, Guide Dogs for the Blind

“This beautiful book is inspiring – giving the reader a keen insight into raising a guide dog. At the same time, it shows how one character, Kiberly Louise, deals with her sudden blindness. The story is very unique and focused, which makes it perfect for the market of those interested in raising guide dogs, but also with a broad appeal for the mass market. The research is very admirable.”

--Writer’s Digest

Lexile 820L Accelerating Reader Quiz #68935

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-7-This is the story of seventh-grader Diego, who raises a puppy to become a guide dog for the blind, and of Miss Kimberly Louise, a woman who loses her sight as the result of an automobile accident. Their paths meet when Diego presents Aloha to her after the animal's graduation from Guide Dogs for the Blind. This book does an excellent job of explaining the process of training guide-dog puppies, a topic that will fascinate many children. Unfortunately, the dialogue is often unnatural ("I think it's liberating not seeing an unkempt beard or a blemished face"), or just plain treacly ("My world is still filled with the same marvelous colors as before, but now I'm viewing them from a different perspective"). Character development is told instead of shown, particularly Diego's growing confidence through raising Aloha, and the story begins slowly due to long-winded descriptions. Despite these problems, the moving scenario will have readers sniffling as Diego passes Aloha's leash to Miss Kimberly Louise, and may even lead them to consult the appended list of resources to find out about raising their own guide-dog puppies.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780968509739
Publisher:
Pinata Publishing
Publication date:
02/22/2003
Series:
The Aloha set , #1
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,315,503
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.08(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Pamela Bauer Mueller was raised in Oregon. She has worked as a flight attendant, commercial model and actress, English and Spanish teacher and a U.S. Customs Inspector. She now lives on Jekyll Island Georgia with her husband Michael and their cats Sukey Spice and Morgan Maurice.

Pamela's children and young adult books have awarded her the 2006/2008 and the 2009 Georgia Author of the Year titles, three Mom's Choice and Children’s Choice gold medals, the Independent Publisher Gold Book awards and other national awards with Writer's Digest and ForeWord magazines. In her sixth historical novel, she introduces us to two female Civil War spies, Antonia Ford and Pauline Cushman, and their true stories of deep patriotism, deception and duplicity.

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Hello, Goodbye, I Love You: The Story of Aloha a Guide Dog for the Blind 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Hello, Goodbye, I Love You is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Hello, Goodbye, I Love You is the best book I've ever read! The catastrophic events make it very interesting, but my favorite thing about it is that the reader can almost feel the love through the author's words.