Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Description

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, the "atom bomb disease," Sadako faces her future with spirit and bravery. 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 extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.

Details

Author(s)
Eleanor Coerr
For ages
9-12
Format
Paperback | 79 pages
Dimensions
128.52 x 202.18 x 5.33mm | 68.04g
Publication date
10 Dec 1999
Publisher
Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reissue
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0698118022
ISBN13
9780698118027
Bestsellers rank
5,632