Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
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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""

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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 124.46 x 172.72 x 7.62mm | 68.04g
  • Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Puffin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0142401137
  • 9780142401132
  • 4,381

About Eleanor Coerr

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.""

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An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable. ("Booklist", starred review)

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