Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Book - 1999
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Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 1999, c1977.
ISBN: 9780698118027
0698118022
Branch Call Number: J/362/.1969/9419/0092/Sasak/-C 3588vb 1
J/362/.1969/9419/0092/Sasak/-C 3588a4 1
Characteristics: 79 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Himler, Ronald

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 28, 2017

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is based on the life of a real little girl who lived in Japan from 1943-1955. When Sadako was only 2 years old, an atom bomb hit Japan and caused radiation to spread among the people living there. From the radiation, people were affected and got leukaemia, which is cancer. Sadako, now 11 years old, is a runner who is bright and full of joy. She soon realizes that something is wrong and she keeps getting dizzy. She soon learns that she has leukaemia from the atom bomb radiation. Sadako makes a thousand paper cranes hoping to get better, and to get a wish. I loved this book! It's a great children's book because I read this in grade 5, and it was absolutely amazing. This book is a very powerful book about a girl who never loses hope when she is fighting with leukaemia. The age suitability doesn't matter, everyone should read this strong powerful book. 5/5 stars.
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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KonstantinC
Feb 27, 2017

My son (GR4) was crying when he finished it. Its very very sad and heartbreaking, but still very needed for our kids to understand how the real life is. I believe it teaches them to appreciate what they have and enjoy every moment of the life.

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Dark_Miko
Jul 14, 2014

This book is soo sad and touching and heartwarming and... I just can"t describe it! Read it!!!

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muffinpopcorn
Aug 08, 2013

What a heart warming story about an amazing girl. Sad yet uplifting.
A very good read for any age , from young to older . Reccommend highly

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cauger45
Jul 15, 2013

I love this book..my teacher read it to us when i was in the 4th grade

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cowz
Jan 02, 2013

OMG this book is sooooo sad yet it's so heartwarming!!!!!!!!

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Sangkari_29
Jan 31, 2012

Please read this book for me it is literally the best book anyone can read it. the good thing about it is that i doesn't have loads of pages to read it's a simple hearts touching story which tell you lots of information read it!!!!:)

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javeria224
Feb 17, 2011

This book is so sad!I don't wanna spoil it for you so just read the book!

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