Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
(Puffin Modern Classics)

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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

About Eleanor Coerr

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Eleanor Coerr was born in 1922 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada. Before becoming a children's book author, she was a newspaper reporter, an editor of a column for children, and taught children's literature at Monterey Peninsula College and creative writing at Chapman College in California. Her works include Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Mieko and the Fifth Treasure, Sadako, and The Big Balloon Race. She died on November 22, 2010 at the age of 88. Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Published April 12, 2004 by Puffin. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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