and the 1000 Paper Cranes
by Eleanor Coerr
‘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, an aftereffect
of the atom bomb that fell on her city when she was only an
infant, Sadako approaches her illness as she did running—with
irrepressible spirit. 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 courage that made one young woman a heroine
“An extraordinary book, one no reader
will fail to find compelling and unforgettable.”
Softcover. 79 pages. Reading level: Ages 4 – 8. Suitable
for all ages.
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