|aSadako and the thousand paper cranes /|cEleanor Coerr ; paintings by Ronald Himler.
|aPuffin Modern Classics ed.
|aNew York :|bPuffin Books,|c2004.
|a80 p. :|bill. ;|c18 cm.
|aPuffin modern classics
|aOriginally published: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1977.
|aHospitalized 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.
"An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable." --Booklist, starred reviewThe star of her school's running team, Sadako is lively and athletic...until the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her life--the 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