Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Book - 1977
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Chizuko came to visit her friend Sadako in the hospital. She had a piece of gold paper that she had cut into a large square. "Watch!" she said, and she folded the paper over and over, and it tumed into a beautiful crane. "If a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes," Chizuko said, "the gods will grant her wish and make her well again." Sadako Sasaki was only twelve years old when she died. She was two when an atom bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima in Japan, where she lived with her family. Ten years later, she had leukemia as a result of radiation from the bomb. Sadako had folded six hundred and forty-four cranes. The flock hung above her bed on strings. Her classmates folded the rest. Today Sadako is a heroine to the children of Japan, who visit her memorial in Hiroshima Peace Park to leave the paper cranes they make in her honor.
Publisher: New York : Dell, c1977
ISBN: 9780440474654
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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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

Jul 14, 2014

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

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

Jul 15, 2013

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

cowz Jan 02, 2013

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

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!!!!:)

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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