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Lesléa Newman is a poet, an animal lover, and the author of Runaway Dreidel!; Cats, Cats, Cats!; and other picture books. Her awards include the Parents' Choice Silver Medal and a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

Visit at her web site: http://www.lesleakids.com



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hachiko (Dog) Juvenile fiction, Hachiko (Dog) Fiction, Akita dog Fiction, Dogs Fiction, Japan History 1912-1945 Fiction