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Sadako and the thousand paper cranes

ISBN13: 9780698118027
ISBN: 0698118022
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $5.99
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Published Date:
Pages: 80
Average Goodreads rating: 4.11/5 (95 ratings)

Hiroshima-born Sadako is lively and athletic--the star of her school's running team. And then the dizzy spells start. Soon gravely ill with leukemia, the "atom bomb disease," Sadako faces her future with spirit and bravery. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.