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Hello, Goodbye, I Love You

The Story of Aloha, A Guide Dog for the Blind

The Aloha set


160 Pages, 5.72 x 7.4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $8.99 (US $8.99) (CA $10.99)

Publication Date: January 2003

ISBN 9780968509739

Rights: WOR

Pinata Publishing (Jan 2003)

Price: $8.99


One Boy -- One Dog -- One DreamLife 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

Author Biography

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 2006/2008and the 2009Georgia 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.