Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics)

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Penguin, Apr 12, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
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 “An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable.” —Booklist, starred review


The star of her school’s 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
 

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Sadako and a Thousand Cranes

User Review  - coachkay - Overstock.com

A touching story available in Spanish from Overstock as wellabout how the crane was a symbol of hope for a dying childduring WWII in JapanI have had problems with the delivery of books in generalRecommend ordering them three weeks in advance ofwhen you need them Read full review

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Extraordinary book! It is very sad at the end though! I recommend this book to EVERYONE of all ages!

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A SECRET NO LONGER
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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.

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