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Putnam, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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The story of 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki's brave struggle against leukemia was first told in Coerr's classic story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. This book features a simple text in the hope that Sadako's message of peac e will inspire children all over the world. Full color.

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User Review  - ltipton - LibraryThing

This book is about a young girl named Sadako who lived in Hiroshima in the 1950's. Theyoung girl develops leukemia which is referred in those times as the "Atom Bomb" disease and eventually dies. This ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Using soft-focus pastel images (created for a 1990 video) and a shortened text, Coerr's poignant story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (1977) is recast in picture-book format. The author's ... Read full review


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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.

Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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