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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Puffin Modern Classics
by Eleanor Coerr
Publisher: Puffin Books
Mass market paperback, 80 pages
Current Retail Price: $5.99

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, an aftereffect of the atom bomb that fell on her city when she was only an infant, Sadako approaches her illness as she did her running—with irrepressible spirit. 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 courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.

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  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Evai, 6/10/2016
Sadako loves to run. But when she is twelve, she gets leukemia from the atomic bomb dropped on Japan when she was only an infant. Remembering a Japanese myth, Sadako starts folding 1000 paper cranes that will make her healthy again. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a true story of a courageous young woman fighting sickness.