Eleanor Coerr

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics)

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An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable. Booklist, starred reviewThe star of her schools running team, Sadako is lively and athleticuntil the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her lifethe 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."e;[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"e;The story is told tenderly but with neither a morbid nor a sentimental tone: it is direct and touching."e; BCCB
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89 printed pages

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    Jakob Bruus Ørtofthas quoted9 months ago
    classmates folded 356 cranes so that 1,000 were buried with Sadako. In a way she got her wish. She will live on in the hearts of people for a long time.
    Jakob Bruus Ørtofthas quoted9 months ago
    looked at her flock hanging from the ceiling. As she watched, a light autumn breeze made the birds rustle and sway. They seemed to be alive and flying out through the open window. How beautiful and free they were! Sadako sighed and closed her eyes.

    She never woke up.
    Jakob Bruus Ørtofthas quoted9 months ago
    Sadako wanted to say more, but her mouth and tongue wouldn’t move. A tear slid down her cheek. She had brought her mother so much grief.

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