Sadako and the thousand paper cranes

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698118027
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 41,878
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 7
1 Good Luck Signs 9
2 Peace Day 15
3 Sadako's Secret 21
4 A Secret No Longer 28
5 The Golden Crane 33
6 Kenji 40
7 Hundreds of Wishes 48
8 Last Days 52
9 Racing With the Wind 60
Epilogue 64
About the Author and This Book 65
How to Fold a Paper Crane 69
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2008

    'One of the most emotional books we've read.

    Our third grade class just finished reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. We really enjoyed the book because it taught us a lot about Japan's culture and some of its recent history. We learned how our country's decision to drop the bomb affected so many families in Hiroshima. The book taught us not to give up hope even when things get tough. We enjoyed using Sadako's stategy of folding origami cranes to help keep her spirits up. It was fun to compare our two cultures and to find out that although we seem different, we are really very much alike. We recommend this book to kids aged 8 and up because younger kids might have a hard time with the subjects of war and death. We hope that you will enjoy this book as much as we did!

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

    Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr was a short, but inspirational book. Sadako was an 11 year old Japanese girl who lived during WW II and the Atomic Bomb era. Her story began when an atomic bomb landed in Hiroshima, which is where she lived. The radiation from the bomb caused her to develop leukemia. Throughout the book she is fighting for her life with the help of her family and friends. There was an old Japanese saying that if you made 1,000 paper cranes you would be granted a wish. Sadako began making paper cranes hoping for only one wish, her life. She succeeded in making 644 cranes and became too ill and weak to finish. Her friends and family completed this great task for her. My thoughts about this book were that it was very deep and intense at times. Both kids and adults can relate to the hope and sensitivity of an ill person. It will inspire many to never give up but always keep as positive an attitude as you can.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    I love it Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG i read this when i was 7 and i fell in love with it. 5 years later and its still my fav book. My copy is so dog eared that its going to fall apart. No words to describe it

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    No way to describe

    This book is amazing. I had my english teache read it to us and it was so sad. I tried not to cry but, i did. IN CLASS!!!! All of my friends and classmates were staring at me... but it was so touching... i acutally wrote a report on hiroshima and was even more depressed. Buy this book and read it!! Although its a short book... it really makes you think at night how bad hiroshima got hit with the atom bomb. Like i said there is no way to decribe how amazing and touching this story is... i love it. If ou are looking for a good book to read then you have come to the right place. Please fellow nook owners... buy this book. (Oh great i sound like a bad sales person. Teehee). I highly recomend this book. If you like, The Help, A thousand years, or Beyond the burning time, you will fall in love will this book. Sorry i have written a lot but really for this book... you need to write a lot. The only down fall about this extrordinary book is that you will cry. A LOT!!!!?. No matter if you are male ir female, young or old, white or black, you will love this book........*************†**************** you ¿ this book = <3. Like i said earlieer......... you will cry a lot; so have you tissues in hand.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Very good

    I finished reading the book today whit my fith grade class today. I loved it ...... very heart warming

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Simply wonderful

    My fifth grade class read this. Now that I'm in 8th grade it makes me cry to think about her story. It is a story about life and love. Undying love. Totally recommend to anyone (mainly older children so they can understand the meaning). This a wonderful book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    I read this book in middle school 3 times !! and i cried every t

    I read this book in middle school 3 times !! and i cried every time i loved it. This book is amazing in every way !!! its a short book that makes you dream makes you fall in love with everything about it. It teaches a little bit of history and some culture. I'm now 23 years old and I still remember this book ! Every time i think about it i get the same feeling i use too when i was reading it as a kid. I recommend it

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Love it

    This book is interesting and important. It taught me not to fight,stay strong,and stay true to yourself. I would recommend this book to everybody. I really love this book,read it and you would too.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

    I read thid book in fourth grade and was touched by Sadako's determination to live. The book is sad and I almost cried when Sadako died. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to read a heartwarming story or is feeling sad because this book will teach you a lesson to live life to the fullest.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    So sad!

    I love this book but itsvstuper sad!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Kitty cat

    Awsome first book i read itbin a compettition

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Heartwarming

    This book was so amazing!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Soso

    So si sad i almost cried because she was amazing

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    This is the best book!

    It was so good because it was about a girl who thought that peace was badly needed in the world.She never gave up hope,she always wanted to achieve this and she did.Now that she did it,Sadoko is famous!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Awsome

    Great book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Open me

    Read this very good heart touching

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Read this now

    I love this book. It has a really good message. Sadako is my favorite character because she is very spirited. It was sad what happened to Kenjii

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Awsome read

    I luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Sadoko

    I really Love tjis book i read it in a reading program at school. I thought it would be bad but no. It is short only like 70 pages.The ending is sad though

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Annoymous

    I like because im reading it in my fiurth grade class very good book!!!!!"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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