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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Reissue) (Paperback) (Eleanor Coerr & Ronald Himler)
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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.
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.
Number of Pages: 79.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Eleanor Coerr & Ronald Himler
Street Date: December 1, 1999
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-5685