Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
by Eleanor Coerr, Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
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.
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Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.
Includes instructions on how to fold your own paper crane!
"An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable." --Booklist
* A Puffin Novel
* Black-and-white illustrations
* 80 pages
* Ages 8-12
* An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
* A Child Study Children's Book Committee Children's Book of the Year
Based on a true story, a young girl faces the battle of her life when she is told that she has the "atom bomb disease," leukemia, thus she turns to her native beliefs by making a thousand paper cranes so that the gods will grant her one wish to be well again. Reissue. AB.