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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

by Eleanor Coerr

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This story is about Sadako who was an athlete until she got leukemia. She got cancer from the atom bomb the the US dropped. This story touches on the history and horror of what happened when the atom bomb came down. This story would be for around third graders and in result of the book we could make our own 1000 origami cranes. ( )
  jordyngingeryan | Dec 9, 2014 |
Based on a true story of a little girl, Sadako, who developed leukemia from the atomic bomb at Hiroshima. While sick in the hospital, she focuses on making 1,000 paper cranes in order to make her healthy again.

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And definitely historically accurate and could be paired within a WWII unit.
  mollybeaver | Dec 1, 2014 |
  mshampson | Oct 15, 2014 |
This is the story of twelve year old Sadako.
Secure in her family and loved by friends, Sadako runs in her schools team.

Faster and faster she sails until one day she becomes very dizzy. When these spells continue, a doctor confirms that she has
suffered the fate of many.

Ten years after the bombing, Sadako develops leukemia as a result of the radiation effects of the United States bombing Hiroshima.

Her tale is one of courage and speaks loudly of the effects of war upon those who were very innocent.

Hearing the folktale that if a person who is ill folds 1,000 paper cranes, they will become healthy, From her hospital bed, Sadako attempts to fold 1,000 cranes.

Sadly, she does not live long enough to fold them all. After her death, her classmates finished the project and she was buried with all cranes.

Today paper cranes are a symbol of peace. ( )
  Whisper1 | Nov 20, 2013 |
This is an awesome book to do with discovery circles.
  DakotahEpple | May 1, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Eleanor Coerrprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Daniau, MarcIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraisse, FrédériqueTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Himler, RonaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mlawer, TeresaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moore, ChristinaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Yamaguchi, MarianneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Don't you remember that old story about the crane? Chizuko asked. It's supposed to live for a thousand years. If a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again.
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Born in Hiroshima in 1943, Sadako was the star of her school's running team, until the dizzy spells started and she was forced to face the hardest race of her life-the race against time.

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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.

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