Paper Crane

Paper Crane

by Molly Bang
     
 

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A beautifully illustrated retelling of an ancient Japanese folktale by Molly Bang, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books including the Caldecott Honor Books Ten, Nine, Eight; The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher; and When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry . . .

Business returns to a once-prosperous restaurant when

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A beautifully illustrated retelling of an ancient Japanese folktale by Molly Bang, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books including the Caldecott Honor Books Ten, Nine, Eight; The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher; and When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry . . .

Business returns to a once-prosperous restaurant when a mysterious stranger pays for his meal with a magical paper crane that comes alive and dances. The Paper Crane is illustrated with cut-paper collages and paintings. It is a wonderful book to use with children learning about patterns in storytelling. "A delight to the eye and imagination."—The Horn Book. "An enchanting book."—School Library Journal

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Collaborating with her distinguished mother Betsy Bang and working on her own, Molly Bang has received awards including two Caldecott Honors for Ten, Nine, Eight and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher. She has another front contender in this amazingly ingenious book. A restaurant owner and his son lose their clientele when a new superhighway bypasses their street. When a poor man comes to them one evening, they gladly serve him a fine meal for pay. Before leaving, he gives his hosts a paper crane which will be a living, dancing bird when they clap their hands. The dancing crane brings crowds to the restaurant and prosperity to the kind owners as well as a joyful surprise to readers at the story's end. In the color pictures, one sees everything in three-dimensions, an artistic effect created by lovely collages and paintings. A sandwich on a plate, roses in a vase, etc., seem real enough to pick up. (58)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688073336
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/1987
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
559,718
Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile:
AD810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Molly Bang lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Molly Bang lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

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