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Paper Cranes, Paperback Level 6 Book 7:…

Paper Cranes, Paperback Level 6 Book 7: Houghton Mifflin We the People (We… (original 1977; edition 1996)

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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.
Title:Paper Cranes, Paperback Level 6 Book 7: Houghton Mifflin We the People (We the People 97-98-99-00)
Authors:Hmss (Corporate Author)
Info:Houghotn Mifflin (1996), 72 pages
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr (1977)


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Year 4
  ThereseFernon | Jan 10, 2022 |
historical fiction, Japanese culture, Hiroshima, chapter book ( )
  Kortney.4 | Nov 11, 2021 |
This novel is based on the story of Sadako Sasaki and is a must read for many reasons! It is set in Japan after World War II. The short novel is a fictional retelling of the story of Sadako Sasaki, who lived in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing by the United States. This young girl is athletic, happy, full of plans for the future, and then suddenly falls ill with leukemia at age 11. Shortly after, Sadako dies of the disease as a long-term effect of the atom bomb dropped on her city when she was 2 years old. She has a strong will to live and starts folding paper cranes because an old Japanese legend says she will be granted a healthy life again if she is able to make 1,000 of them. The myth ends up having no power against the reality of the nuclear age, and Sadako stands as a symbol for the many victims of the most brutal of human inventions. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan. I desire to use this short novel to initiate a reflective discussion with my English students on the effect of war on the lives of innocent children. The novel's target age is Middle School aged children, but it is definitely worth reading at any age. This book could be used in a variety of ways for many different subjects. For example, I would love to incorporate this novel into a geometry lesson by having my students create origami. ( )
  Madimurphy33 | Apr 20, 2021 |
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes focuses on a young Japanese girl in the aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bombs who gets sick with leukemia and starts making paper cranes in the hopes of getting better. This book is aimed at a young audience and would be great to use in a classroom! Although it is a rather sad book, the book does a great job of showing the massive impact and ripple effects the dropping of the atomic bomb caused for Japan. This book also does a good job really showing the Japanese culture as well to its readers.
  vmerkel | Nov 19, 2020 |
We read this in school and, of course, then tried to make 1001 paper cranes. ( )
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Eleanor Coerrprimary authorall editionscalculated
Daniau, MarcIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
DANIAU, MarcIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraisse, FrédériqueTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
FRAISSE, FrédériqueTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
HIMLER, RonaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Himler, RonaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mlawer, TeresaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MLAWER, TeresaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MOORE, ChristinaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Yamaguchi, MarianneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Laura, who remembered Sadako
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That afternoon Chizuko was Sadako's first visitor.
Sadako was born to be a runner.
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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