Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes (puffin Modern Classics)

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Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes (puffin Modern Classics)

by Eleanor Coerr
Illustrator Ronald Himler

Penguin Young Readers Group | April 12, 2004 | Trade Paperback

Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes (puffin Modern Classics) is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
 “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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 80 pages, 7 × 4.96 × 0.19 in

Published: April 12, 2004

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142401137

ISBN - 13: 9780142401132

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wow Story I read this book when i was i think in the fourth grade about 100 times, though i did stop and forgot about it, i came across it today and just had to read it. This book is for all ages because of the message it sends and just the way its written. It was sad, but just the memmory of it made me smile. I think its a for sure must read book for everyone!
Date published: 2008-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ~Thousands Of Cranes~ This book was okay. Sadako's story is touching and sad. Sadako is a brave girl in Japan, she loves to run as fast as she possibly can. But then she is faced with an illness that stops her from running and living. She folds paper cranes, hundreds of them, in the hope that when she gets to a thousand she will be granted her wish to get better. It was a touching story for kids and at just over 60 pages it won't take forever to read. I read this book for the first time in grade 4, but I couldn't remember anything at all, so I thought I would quickly read through it again. I would recommend it for kids, I wished I could have enjoyed it more but being older than the target audience I found that it wasn't as detailed as I would have liked. I will give it a positive review because I vaguely remember liking it when I first read it. It is a short and sweet book with a good message.
Date published: 2008-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book This is a great book for young readers. I read it when I was in grade 5 and have always remembered it. It is worth reading.
Date published: 2005-08-09

– More About This Product –

Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes (puffin Modern Classics)

by Eleanor Coerr
Illustrator Ronald Himler

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 80 pages, 7 × 4.96 × 0.19 in

Published: April 12, 2004

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142401137

ISBN - 13: 9780142401132

From the Publisher

 “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

About the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

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

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12