978-0-14-240113-2 / 9780142401132

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (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 schools running team, Sadako is lively and athletic&until the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her lifethe 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

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