Description - Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
Twelve-year-old Sadako Sasaki was the lively star of her school s running team when the dizzy spells started. Soon gravely ill with leukaemia, an after-effect of the atom bomb that fell on her city when she was two years old, Sadako approached her illness as she did her running with irrepressible spirit. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako set to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds on thousand cranes, the gods will grand her wish and make her healthy again. Since its publication in 1977, this story of Sadako s spirit and bravery has become a modern classic and has been published to high acclaim all over the world. This is an extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable. Booklist (USA)
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Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 130mm x 5mm)
Lothian Children's Books
Publisher: Hachette Australia
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Author Biography - Eleanor Coerr
When Eleanor Coerr lived in Japan several years ago, she heard about Sadako and the thousand paper cranes from young friends in Hiroshima, and decided to write a book about the brave Japanese girl. The author s friends both in Japan and the United States helped search for more information about the Sasaki family.
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