The Crane Wife by Gennady Spirin

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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 Gennady Spirin

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Bodkin writes and tells tales,, composes music, and teaches the art of storytelling. Gennady Spirin was born on Christmas Day in 1948 in a small city near Moscow. He has illustrated many books, and his work has been recognized with many international awards. Mr. Spirin lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and three sons.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by Perfection Learning. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This rendition of the bittersweet Japanese tale about the lonely sail-maker Osamu, who finds and then loses his perfect mate, is a poetic gem.

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Bodkin (The Banshee Train) and Spirin (The Sea King's Daughter) turn to medieval Japan for this vivid retelling of a Japanese folktale.

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Medieval Japan provides the backdrop for the classic tale of a sail maker who nurses a wounded crane to health.

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