Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes w/Origami Paper
(Genre: Historical Fiction/Children's Literature)
Book will arrive with origami paper so that you can create your own cranes!
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.
Author: Eleanor Coerr, Ronald Himler
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Dimensions: 5.13" x 7.69" x 0.2"
Lexile Measure: 630L
Publisher’s Recommended Age Range: 8 to 12
Publisher’s Recommended Grade Level: 3rd Grade to 7th Grade
Classic book to be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
"I found Sadako and the thousand paper cranes was a powerful story of a girl’s life in japan. It was quite a sad story near the end but was very lovely. I would definitely recommend this book for the kids who like to read stories about kids lives and if you can handle a bit of a sad story. I find this book is appropriate for fluent readers, both adults and kids 8+."-Reader's Review