Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes (puffin Modern Classics) by Eleanor CoerrSadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes (puffin Modern Classics) by Eleanor Coerr

Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes (puffin Modern Classics)

byEleanor CoerrIllustratorRonald Himler

Paperback | April 12, 2004

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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
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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Title:Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes (puffin Modern Classics)Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.23 inPublished:April 12, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142401137

ISBN - 13:9780142401132

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I read this book at least once a year. I read this book at least once a year because it always makes me cry for Sadako. It's even inspired me to start planning a trip to Japan to visit her grave one day. The courage it takes her to keep going is amazing and will definitely pull at your heartstrings. If you want a good short read, look no further.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Soar! ...gentle breeze. Sadako was a gentle breeze with the energy of a whirlwind. She now runs around the Earth... like a warm summer breeze rustling the leaves on a tree, ...passing on her message of peace.
Date published: 2014-04-03
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

Editorial Reviews

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