This is a great book. My children were really interested in reading more about the bombing of Japan when were through. We are doing a WWII unit study so this fit right in with our book list. They have a section in the back that gives instructions for making origami cranes.
Based on a true story about a girl that was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She developes Leukemia from the radiation and recalls a Japanese legend. So she sets out to fold 1000 paper cranes. Good book we enjoyed reading about the Japanese customs.
Adrian C. reviewed Sadako and the thousand paper cranes on
the book is about sadako and that she has a illnes that she cant cure and she dosnt tell her parents abput any of it she dont even tell her best friend the legend has it that if anyone meakes 1000 paper cranes god will grand them a wish and thats just what sadako does she tries to make 1000 paper cranes but she only got to makes 650 and she died days after that its a sad story but really inspiering at the same time
While living in Japan, author Eleanor Coerr decided to learn as much about Sadako's story so that she could write a book younger children to read. Written at the 5th grade level, this short book contains several powerful black and white illustrations.