The Crane Wife by Odds Bodkin

The Crane Wife

byOdds BodkinIllustratorGennady Spirin

Paperback | October 1, 2002

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When Osamu, a lonely sail maker, nurses an injured crane one blustery night, he never suspects that this simple act of kindness will change his life forever. This retelling of a traditional Japanese folktale teaches readers young or old a lesson about life and love.

About The Author

ODDS BODKIN is an acclaimed storyteller, composer, and teacher of the art of storytelling. He lives in New Hampshire. GENNADY SPIRIN has illustrated numerous books, which have been published in both his native Europe and the United States. He lives in New Jersey.

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Title:The Crane WifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11.5 × 8.25 × 0.24 inPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152163506

ISBN - 13:9780152163501

Appropriate for ages: 4

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[star]Abounds with drama and emotion . . . Gorgeous." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)[star]"Vivid. . . . The illustrations . . . place the human drama against a background of nature which is changeable, mysterious, and hauntingly beautiful." - Booklist (starred review)'A poetic gem . . . Exquisite and memorable.' - Kirkus Reviews "