Sadako and the Thousand Paper CranesPaperback
- Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 79 pages
- Dimensions: 129mm x 202mm x 5mm | 68g
- Publication date: 10 December 1999
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0698118022
- ISBN 13: 9780698118027
- Edition statement: Reissue
- Sales rank: 7,107
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.
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By Gabrielle Rettinger 05 Aug 2009
At Grandpa's house, I wrote Sadako, Seattle, Lifesong, and Mom's stereo on a blank sheet of paper. And I drew Mom's stereo. Dad told me to draw Seattle. I drew its tower. I drew the monorail. I drew the aqauarium. And I drew the cruise that we'll be going on. Then, Kevin added fire to it. Mom's stereo is on fire. Seattle's tower is on fire. The monorail is on fire. The aquarium is on fire. The cruise is on fire. Kevin drew Seattle on fire. That gave me the idea to tell a scary as soon as we got back to the campground. I told a scary story about a campground on fire. People screamed and ran for the exits. The fire was blocking the exits too.
I wrote Seattle because the story of Sadako got me stuck on Seattle. There's a statue of Sadako in Hiroshima and a statue of Sadako in Seattle. I wrote Lifesong because I was stuck on it five months ago. I wrote Mom's stereo because I'm stuck on stereos. I named one of my Diablo characters Stereo. Mom's stereo has nothing to do with Seattle.