Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

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Hodder & Stoughton, Jan 9, 2009 - Atomic bomb - 61 pages
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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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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. Read full review

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"I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world." ~Sadako Sasaki When Sadako Sasaki was two years old she lived in Hiroshima with her family. That was the year the atom bomb was ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Eleanor Coerr was born in 1922 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada. Before becoming a children's book author, she was a newspaper reporter, an editor of a column for children, and taught children's literature at Monterey Peninsula College and creative writing at Chapman College in California. Her works include Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Mieko and the Fifth Treasure, Sadako, and The Big Balloon Race. She died on November 22, 2010 at the age of 88.

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