- ISBN 9780142401132 / 0142401137
- Title Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
- Author Eleanor Coerr
- Category Warfare, Battles, Armed Forces (children's/ya)
Personal & Social Issues: Death & Bereavement (children's/ya)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2004
- Pages 80
- Publisher Puffin Books
- Edition 1st
- Language English
- Dimensions 132mm x 6mm x 179mm
Based on a true story, young Sadako faces the battle of her life when she is diagnosed with “atomic bomb disease” (leukemia). She turns to her native Japanese beliefs and makes one thousand paper cranes so the gods will grant her wish to be well.
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.
Eleanor Coerr is the author of many books for young readers, including “The Big Baloon Race, ”a Reading Rainbow book, “Chang's Paper Pony”, and “The Josefina Story Quilt”, a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.