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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Crane

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

For twenty-five years, middle-grade readers have been moved by this telling of Sadako Sasaki's spirited battle with leukemia. She was two-years-old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, and dizzy spells began when she was twelve. She faced the disease with an irrepressible spirit and focused her energy (and that of everyone who knew her) on folding 1000 paper cranes, which Japanese legend held would prompt the gods to make her well again. Eleanor Coerr crafted this story of Sadako's twelfth year after reading the book of her letters her classmates compiled after her death.

This special edition contains a bio of Eleanor Coerr with details about her work on this book and instructions for folding paper cranes.

"An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable." (Booklist, starred review)

"The story speaks directly to young readers of the tragedy of Sadako's death and, in its simplicity, makes a universal statement for 'peace in the world.'" (The Horn Book)

Synopsis:

 “An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable.” —Booklist, starred review

The star of her schools running team, Sadako is lively and athletic…until the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her life—the race against time. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the courage that makes one young woman a heroine in Japan. 

"[The] story speaks directly to young readers of the tragedy of Sadako's death and, in its simplicity, makes a universal statement for 'peace in the world.” —The Horn Book 

"The story is told tenderly but with neither a morbid nor a sentimental tone: it is direct and touching."  BCCB

Synopsis:

Born in Hiroshima in 1943, Sadako was the star of her school's running team, until the dizzy spells started and she was forced to face the hardest race of her life-the race against time.

About the Author

Eleanor Coerr (1922-2010) is the author of many books for young readers, including Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and Mieko and the Fifth Treasure

Table of Contents

Good luck signs — Peace Day — Sadako's secret — A secret no longer — The Golden Crane — Kenji — Hundreds of wishes — Last days — Racing with the wind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399237997
performance Narrated:
Himler, Ronald
Author:
Himler, Ronald
Author:
Coerr, Eleanor
Publisher:
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Location:
Prince Frederick, MD
Subject:
History
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Death
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Leukemia
Subject:
Atomic bomb
Subject:
Leukemia in children
Subject:
Hiroshima-shi
Subject:
Sasaki, Sadako
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) History.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
hiroshima;japan;world war II;origami;biography;leukemia
Edition Number:
Unabridged ed.
Edition Description:
1501679
Series:
Puffin Modern Classics
Series Volume:
no. 20.
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9.22x6.44x.47 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 80 pages G. P. Putnam's Sons - English 9780399237997 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

 “An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable.” —Booklist, starred review

The star of her schools running team, Sadako is lively and athletic…until the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her life—the race against time. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the courage that makes one young woman a heroine in Japan. 

"[The] story speaks directly to young readers of the tragedy of Sadako's death and, in its simplicity, makes a universal statement for 'peace in the world.” —The Horn Book 

"The story is told tenderly but with neither a morbid nor a sentimental tone: it is direct and touching."  BCCB

"Synopsis" by ,

Born in Hiroshima in 1943, Sadako was the star of her school's running team, until the dizzy spells started and she was forced to face the hardest race of her life-the race against time.

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