Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Paperback)

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By Eleanor Coerr, Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
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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

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780142401132
ISBN-10: 0142401137
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: April 12th, 2004
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Puffin Modern Classics