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Eleanor Coerr

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Eleanor Coerr


Born
in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada
May 22, 1922

Died
November 22, 2010


Eleanor Coerr was born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada, and grew up in Saskatoon. Two of her favorite childhood hobbies were reading and making up stories.

Her fascination with Japan began when she received a book called Little Pictures of Japan one Christmas. It showed children in beautiful kimonos playing games, chasing butterflies, and catching crickets. She pored over the colored illustrations, dreaming of one day joining those children in Japan. Her best friend in high school was a Japanese girl whose family introduced her to brush painting, eating with chopsticks, and origami. Eleanor's desire to visit that magical place never faded, and her well-thumbed copy of that favorite book is still in her library.

Eleanor began her professional
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“And he prayed that his family would be protected from the atom bomb disease called leukemia.”
Eleanor Coerr, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Polls

November Short Story/Novella Poll

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov, 16 pages, 1956
 
  48 votes, 25.9%

 
  27 votes, 14.6%

The Hand by Guy de Maupassant, 32 pages, 1875,
 
  27 votes, 14.6%

 
  23 votes, 12.4%

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, 129 pages, 1950
 
  22 votes, 11.9%

"Girl of the Golden West" as found in After Henry by Joan Didion, 12 +- pages, 1992
 
  17 votes, 9.2%

The Devil's Pool by George Sand, 108 pages, 1846
 
  15 votes, 8.1%

The Kit Bag by Algernon Blackwood, 6+ pages, 1908
 
  6 votes, 3.2%

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