Helllo, Goodbye, I Love You: The Story of Aloha, A Guide Dog for the Blind  

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One Boy - One Dog - One Dream

Life is not easy for twelve-year-old Diego Escobr. 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.

Awards and Honors for Hello, Goodbye, I Love You

2008 Mom's Choice Awards Finalist (Silver: Fiction) in the Juvenile Level 2 (ages 9-12) book category.

2008 Zaner-Bloser will use excerpts from "Hello, Goodbye, I Love You" in the Pupil's Edition and Teacher's Edition of its "Voices: Identity Awareness" project which is scheduled for publication in May, 2008.

2007 Harcourt Assessment and the Florida State Department of Education will use portions of Hello, Goodbye, I Love You in the new version of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

2004 Children's Choice as selected by the International Reading Association - Children's Book Council.

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