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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes: 25th Anniversary EditionDESCRIPTION: For twenty-five years, middle-grade readers have been moved by this telling of Sadako Sasaki's spirited battle with leukemia. She was two-years-old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, and dizzy spells began when she was twelve. She faced the disease with an irrepressible spirit and focused her energy (and that of everyone who knew her) on folding 1000 paper cranes, which Japanese legend held would prompt the gods to make her well again. Eleanor Coerr crafted this story of Sadako's twelfth year after reading the book of her letters her classmates compiled after her death. This special edition contains a bio of Eleanor Coerr with details about her work on this book and instructions for folding paper cranes. "An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable." ( Booklist , starred review) "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 )
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Level 3.8, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 660L
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Grouping Title sadako
Grouping Author coerr eleanor
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-20 00:44:57AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-18 00:53:10AM

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publishDate 1993
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subject_facet Atomic bomb -- Physiological effect -- Juvenile literature, Atomic bomb. -- Physiological effect, Death, Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945, Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Juvenile literature, Leukemia, Leukemia in children -- Juvenile literature, Sasaki, Sadako, -- 1943-1955, Sasaki, Sadako, -- 1943-1955 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Sadako
title_full Sadako / Eleanor Coerr ; illustrated by Ed Young, Sadako / by Eleanor Coerr ; illustrated by Ed Young
title_short Sadako
topic_facet Atomic bomb, Death, History, Leukemia, Leukemia in children, Physiological effect, Sasaki, Sadako