Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

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by Eleanor Coerr
     
 

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Hiroshima-born Sadako is lively and athletic--the star of her school's running team. And then the dizzy spells start. Soon gravely ill with leukemia, the "atom bomb disease," Sadako faces her future with spirit and bravery. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the… See more details below

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Hiroshima-born Sadako is lively and athletic--the star of her school's running team. And then the dizzy spells start. Soon gravely ill with leukemia, the "atom bomb disease," Sadako faces her future with spirit and bravery. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.<P>Includes instructions on how to fold your own paper crane!<P>"An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable." --<i>Booklist</i><P>* A Puffin Novel <br>* Black-and-white illustrations<br>* 80 pages <br>* Ages 8-12<P>* An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies<br>* A Child Study Children's Book Committee Children's Book of the Year

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ISBN-13:
9780606020671
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
09/01/1979
Pages:
64
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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