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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Hachiko Waits
  • Lesléa Newman
  • English
  • 09 September 2018
  • 9780312558062

10 thoughts on “Hachiko Waits

  1. says:

    Halfway through this very short book, I started crying, and remembered why animal books are too sad to be read Hachiko Waits is based on the true story of a dog in Japan that waited ten years at the train station for his master, not realizing his master has died It s a very sad but touching story about loyalty and devotion, and the love shared between a dog and its master.Hachiko, originally named Hachi, meaning eight, is an Akita ken whose master, a professor at one of Japan s universities, treats him kindly and lovingly, telling him every day what a special and smart dog he is Hachi follows the professor to the train station every day for a year, returning every day at three o clock to greet his master off the train One day the professor never returns, having died of a cerebral hemorrhage, but still Hachi comes every day at three o clock, waiting and waiting until he also dies, ten years later Eventually his devotion earns him recognition and appreciation among the train s frequenters, and he earns the suffix ko, meaning duke, and the title chuken, meaning faithful dog I found the bit with Yasuo at the end a little silly, and while I understood his place in the story, I found the bit at the end with the girl to be needless The story would have ended just fine at the statue scene I don t feel like we needed to know that he met a girl there and married her It felt very forced.Overall I enjoyed this book and it made me cry at least twice I would recommend it to anybody and am glad I read it I have actually been to the Hachiko statue in Shibuya, but it meant nothing to me at the time Now I know.

  2. says:

    If the people we love are stolen from us, The way to have them live on is to never stop loving People die, people move on, people forget and are forgotten How difficult it must be to wait for someone who is never gonna return, Your whole world stops That s what happens to Hachiko People die only when you forget them, and Hachiko could never forget I cried and cried and cried some If I ever have a dog I know what to call it.

  3. says:

    This was INCREDIBLE It s such an amazing story, it really is To think that it s based off a real life story, too, is just great mind blowing to be precise I must say that whilst it s a very short read, it s definitely worth it and I loved the story I love the film which I saw a few years ago and I now love the book, too Here are my ratingsCharacters 10 10 They are so amazing Hachi is such a magnificent dog he s loyal, gentle and friendly He brings great themes into the book and every single character in the book respects him for who he is The other characters in the book are great and very caring towards the Japanese Akita dog I loved every single character they were a joy to read about Plot 10 10 How could you not give it 10 10 It s so good, especially considering this is based off a real life story I mean, seriously, what a lovely story It s just great to read and so inspiring for all dog owners.Writing 9 10 I thought the first half was pretty good, very descriptive and enjoyable, but the second half was AMAZING It carried so much emotion through the deaths of characters and was better than I thought it would be I still preferred the emotion in the film, but it s probably because I could actually see every single thing and moving image really helped it I thought it d be average throughout and not very sad, but I was wrong Not necessarily the best writing if I compare it to other things I ve read, but I did enjoy it.Enjoyment 9.5 10 I just loved the story and everything about it I love dogs and I m a huge fan of them, so I knew I d enjoy it I could probably say that I d enjoy it if it was a little longer, but that s just being slightly picky, right For the length, it was surprisingly good I thought it would all be rushed through, but I don t actually think it was I felt that it was fast paced, but had loads of great anecdotes throughout that were interesting and exciting to read.Overall 9.6 10 The shortest book I ve read all year, but definitely one of my favourites The story is just amazing, I cannot fault anything about it Probably the most inspiring story I ve read all year I loved it I d recommend this to anyone, but especially for people that love dogs But even for those that don t love them as much, you should read it as you ll love them after reading it It shows how loyal they are as creatures, so yes, please give it a go If you d like information, you can visit my YouTube channel where the review will be up shortly You can also find other reviews there, so check them out if you wish

  4. says:

    This book is pretty short, concise and simple And Leslea Newman nails it This book beautifully describes the story of Hachi, a handsome and devoted dog who waits for his master everyday as the clock hits 3 even though the professor has died This story is profoundly moving and inspirational I like how at the end Yasuo meets a girl and asks her hand in marriage by promising her that he would be devoted to her like Hachi was to the Professor Little things like this by Leslea Newman portrays how much influence Hachi s tale has earned In a simple and consice manner, Leslea shows us that the entire Japan knows of this story and relishes this as a treasure My only gripe is the length of this book I just think it s too short Leslea Newman could ve lengthened the book and describe Hachi s tale in a meticulous manner The story could ve moved in a nicer flow, a flow without rush All in all, this is a simply great book with the simplest of stories but capable of sending you to the verge of tears.

  5. says:

    Literarily, It s not a masterpiece but I cried.

  6. says:

    .If I could.I would rate this book a ten star Oh My Goodness This book is beautiful Inside and out There is just such a huge capacity of feeling in this book imagine a cabinet, closet, bucket, or any object that can store something, now take that item and visualize it packed with little slips of paper, each one representing a fraction of the impact of these feeling, trying to get out Bulging, moving, trying to fight this force keeping it in, having a need an desire so strong.But the only thing with the ability to open this object is the reader You.When you read this book, all these messages and feelings come into you, and stay with you I felt that feeling of understanding and enlightment that was probably worth at least thirty or so slips when Mr Yoshikawa presented his theory to Yasuo That every few years a special train may come along and carry those who have reached Enlightment to Heaven Perhaps Professor Ueno really was on every single train that passed for the last decade, just to visit Haci When I read that, I thought, Hey I never thought of that How awesome, such creativitiy it actually kinda got me thinking that it is true Then there was that sweet, kind, fuzzing feeling I got throughout the WHOLE book, coursing thought my veins, making me appreciate the things I have It first struck me when Hachi would not or perhaps WOULD not leave his master s side on page fifteeen, because he loved him so much, and vice versa The feeling still hasn t ended, I still want to re read this book a seventh time I have a hunch that that feeling will never go away, and I don t want it to Then, day after day, for a year, Hachi would have a routine with Professor Ueno They would wake up, get ready, have breakfast, go to the train station, Professor Ueno would say his sweet good bye to Hachi, he would go home, return a few minutes before three o clock, wag his tail, go in circles around his master, lick his hand, and they would go home Together Professor Ueno would always be the last person to get on the train in the morning, and always the first to get off in the afternoon This book warmed my heart, it was so moving.A man and a dog shared a love that only some people ever felt for each other.Yet this routine wasn t really a routine at all Both of them WANTED to do it, everyday, and enjoyed it They were a man and dog of habit.But then, Hachi barked as Professor Ueno left on that train one day, anddidn t come back That was a sad part, I ended crying because of the devotion Hachi had for his master My first initial thought was that Hachi knew the Professor was gone, but didn t want to accept it, and that was why he never lived with anyone, and waited.However, as I read the last chapters of the book, I began to take in Mr Yoshikawa s theory and think that yes, perhaps Hachi really only waited there because he was loyal, and because he still waited for his master, who I am pretty sure visited him everyday.And as a decade creeped by, Hachi waited, newspapers were written about him He was even dubbed Chuken Hachiko Hachiko makes me wish for an Akita ken dog as a companion If I were to get one, I would certainly name it Hachiko, or Hachi for short Newman has taught all her readers a lesson, and only in ninety six pages This book was heart warming, filled with loyalty, bravery, devotion, kindness, examples of respect, responsibility, and gentleness Our ability to love, to nuture, to care about someone other than ourselves this was all taught by one single, beloved, intelligent, and heroic dog But I don t care, it makes things even better for me Hachiko Waits is a book for all ages, and a must read I think every person on Earth should read this book, it would make a differance in our world I know many would love this, just as much as I do.Japanese stories are magnificent They teach us many things, and have such art People are very kind, they do good deeds.My teacher, the one who reccomended this book to me, lived in Japan for five years He met a woman, and now they have been dating for ten years He learned a bit of Japanese, learned about their culture, worked at a homeless shelter, and he has said that the experiance was amazing for him I believe him.I have also read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, with the thousand paper cranes, something I also recommend to everyone, that story warmed my heart as well Both stories were based on true ones I will always have Hachiko in my heart.

  7. says:

    I have been looking for the book Hachi Ko, The Samauai Dog by Shizoko O Koster but there isn a library in the United States that has a copy I know I ve checked Hachiko Waits was the next best bet I first read about the beautiful Akita statue at the Shibuya Station in Japan years ago and wanted to learn the whole story This six month old pup was owned by Professor Ueno who left everyday to teach his students and returned home on the 3 o clock train Hachi accompanied his owner to the train station every day and returned at five to three to greet the Professor A fatal heart attack felled Professor Ueno and the dog spent the rest of his life returning to the train station to wait for his beloved master After Hachi s death, funds were collected to construct a statue of this remarkable dog that everyone loved Hachi s story is taught to school children all over Japan and every year on April 8 a memorial service is held at the Shibuya train station to honor the most faithful dog of Japan.

  8. says:

    Hachi, an adorable and smart Akita pup, forms a deep bond with his kind owner, Professor Ueno Hachi and Professor Ueno walk to the train station each morning and then Hachi returns to the station every afternoon at 3 pm to meet the professor s train One day, Professor Ueno has a heart attack and dies at work Though Professor Ueno never returns, Hachi continues to wait at the train station every day A young boy, Yasuo, and the Station Master care for Hachi over the years A sweet story of friendship, determination, and loyalty Keep a kleenex handy Hachiko Waits is based on a true story and the statue dedicated to Chuken Hachiko, the faithful dog of Japan, can still be found at Shibuya Station.A glossary at the end of the book defines the Japanese words that appear in the text.

  9. says:

    While this true story of a loyal and faithful Akita Royal Dogs of Japan is heart wrenching, it is a testament to the unconditional love of man s best friend, the dog It is a special encounter at a railway station that brings the dog and his new master together They both have a bond that cannot be broken and Hachiko means Faithful Dog follows his master, a Japanese Agriculture Professor, to the railway station each day takes the train to the city for work He waits all day for him to come back but one day he does not come back and the rest of the story is what is so special After reading this book I had to watch the movie Hachi A Dog s Tale which sticks really closely to the details, with the exception of the professor being American Richard Gere

  10. says:

    This book was definitely a 5 star book Its a great book about a Dog who s master died and he kinda forms this thing in membrance of his master There is a statue of Hachiko in New York i think Its a great book and i reccomend it to someone who likes Dogs and its kind of a sad story in the end.

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About the Author: Lesléa Newman

Lesl a Newman born 1955, Brooklyn, NY is the author of over 50 books including Heather Has Two Mommies, A Letter To Harvey Milk, Writing From The Heart, In Every Laugh a Tear, The Femme Mystique, Still Life with Buddy, Fat Chance and Out of the Closet and Nothing to Wear.She has received many literary awards including Poetry Fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Foundation and