Heather Buelow's Reviews > One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue

One Thousand Paper Cranes by Takayuki Ishii
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Dec 26, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: history, non-fiction
Read from December 22 to 25, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I'd heard contradictory tales about the origin of folding a thousand paper cranes: 1) that it is an ancient tradition, and 2) that it is a modern tradition started by a girl dying of cancer. Turns out both are true. While the work itself is written poorly and certainly for a younger reading level, it was nice to get some facts behind the legends I'd heard. Recommended reading for a light afternoon of fact-checking.

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