New Book Introduces Jako, a K9 Survivor of the World Trade Center Terrorist Attack

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Author Bally B. Singh’s story of survival – from a dog’s point of view – to be featured at the New York State Reading Association and London Book Fair.

The 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center left a tragic memory in the minds of people all over the world. In this Xlibris release, however, a dog shares the story of his encounter with danger at ground zero. Through author Bally B. Singh, Jako - The Dog That Survived The 9/11 tells his story.

Jako’s story begins as he recalls days when he still had an owner, a man who trained him as a race dog. He was mean and merciless, always beating him when he had the chance. Luckily, the race track closed down, and Jako was sold to another man who owned a restaurant. There, he discovered that dogs were butchered and served to customers. Together with other dogs, they escape and find home in the streets of New York.

One day, while Jako was sniffing out for food, he heard a loud noise—a crash that sounded as if a tornado hit the building. Suddenly, huge falling debris and clouds of black smoke engulfed him. Then another crash was heard, and Jako found himself stuck in a pile of rubble. He saw many people die that day, but he also saw how other people risked their own lives to save others. Amidst all the trauma, confusion, and pain, hope never left him. There was only one thing in his mind—to survive.

In this book, readers will witness how Jako’s strong will helped him live to tell this tale. This book will be featured at the 2011 New York State Reading Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, New York, on April 3 to 5, 2011 and in London Book Fair in London, England, on April 11 to 13, 2011. For more information on Jako - The Dog That Survived The 9/11, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Bally B. Singh was born in Guyana, South America, where he was a school teacher. He earned a degree in environmental health in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, where he worked seven years as a public health inspector before migrating to the United States of America. In the United States, he worked as a customer service representative, nursing assistant, and a cook for a school and nursing home.

Jako - The Dog That Survived The 9/11 * by Bally Singh
Publication Date: October 29, 2010
Picture Book; $21.99; 42 pages; 978-1-4535-7686-1
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 42 pages; 978-1-4535-7687-8

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