Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
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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." --BCCBshow more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • 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
  • w. ill.
  • 0142401137
  • 9780142401132
  • 3,223

Review quote

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

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.show more

Review Text

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

Rating details

15,737 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 39% (6,146)
4 36% (5,743)
3 20% (3,131)
2 4% (557)
1 1% (160)
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