Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
so it's about how best friends do things just for each other.(less)
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a children's historical novel written by Canadian-American author Eleanor Coerr and published in 1977. It is set in Japan after World War II. The short novel is a fictional retelling of the story of Sadako Sasaki, who lived in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing by the United States. Sadako was 2 years old when the atomic bomb (Little Boy) was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home by Misasa Bri ...more
This seemed funny to me, until I read that the real Sadako did finish her thousand cranes in less then a month, and kept on folding more. But since the boo ...more
History learning has many angles, and more often than not, we tend to focus on the big, "exciting" events of wartime action, while forgetting to highlight the consequences of those actions.
In times when leaders in the world seem to have forgotten the impact of the atom bombs in Japan, and seem to think that it is an actual "solution" to a pathetic macho contest, we need to step away from just giving stu ...more
This is a fictionalized account of a real-life girl in post-WWII Japan, who begins to suffer the aftereffects of radiation poisoning from the bomb that hit Hiroshima at the end of the war. Her quest to fold a thousand origami cranes begins with the gift of one gold paper crane.
Sadako Sasaki is an energetic 12 year old Japanese girl, who was just a toddler in 1945 when her town of Hiroshima was hit by the atomic bomb. Now it’s 1955, and Sadako is starting to have dizzy spells. Diagnosed with leuk ...more
This is a beautiful and absolutely devastating book that everyone must read - it'll take you less than an hour.
Sadako is a young girl about to go into Middle Grade, and she is very excited about it. The greatest part about it is, that she will be on the track team, her favorite sport. Together with her bother and parents, the family lives a traditional life. It’s a few years after Hiroshima, and many of their friends and family have died from illness related to radiation. Sadako was two years old when Hiroshima happened and every year, the family goes into the community to celebrate life and gratefulness ...more
Sadako hears the story of the child who makes a 1,000 paper cranes will have a wish come true. She decides to make 1000 cranes to heal herself.
This story doesn't have a happy ending. It's a go ...more
There's probably nothing Sadako loves more then running around Hiroshima. Then the dizzy spells start. She doesn't understand why until she receives a life changing diagnosis. Soon, Sadako is running once again. But can she win the race against time?
A story of luck, legends, and letters. A tale of omens, and origami.
**********POTENTIAL SPOILERY TRIGGER WARININGS for illness of a child, talk of war, mention of loss of a loved one, l ...more
In the novella, Sadako and a Thousand Paper Cranes (based on a true story), the main character Sadako Sasaki is an optimistic eleven-year-old who survived the Hiroshima bomb ...more
The story talks about Sadako, a Japanese girl, who was full of life and wanted to run and participate in races. Because of the atomic bomb explosion during world war, the radiation infection affected many people over decades. Sadako was one of the victim and admitted into hospital for cancer. Her best friend gave her a golden paper crane and told her that if she madee thousand paper cranes, then ...more
After reading reviews about the book, however, I realized that the Sadako in Eleanor Coerr’s book is a true story of a girl in Japan who died at the age of 12. A ...more
A wonderful and moving story of a young girl, Sadako, sickened with leukemia due to radiation effects of the atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima, Japan in World War II. Also relating the Japanese legend of folding 1,000 paper cranes to the gods for good health, which Sadako pursued. She died before completing the thousand but her friends from the bamboo class completed the thousand in her honor and produced a compilation of her letters and journal to make a book they called Kohe ...more
Sadako is a young girl (10 or 12 I think) who has lived through the bombing of Hiroshima. She remembers ...more
I came upon it by chance and was excited, because I immediately knew this was the story that had been at the back of my mind for some time now. After reading it as an adult, I'm severely disappointed. The writing is every bit as bland and emotionless as a Wikipedia article. The telling ...more
About the story:
Sadako a small girl lives Hiroshima, and a sports star in her school. While participating in a running competition she felt dizzy and worst race begins in her life.
What happens next? What’s the worst race she is facing in her life? Lies the suspense of the story.
About the book:
This book is based on a true event that happened in Hiroshima, after the bomb blast leading several people life’ ...more
Being a bright & active girl, Sadako was beside herself when she was selected to be in the track team. But her happiness short lived as the symptoms of the feared diseases started to show up. Based on a true story about a girl in Hiroshima, the story got me teared up a bit towards the end. The strong spirit showed by Sadako is really admirable. Every child need to read this and learn the consequence of war.
Upon reading this book, sometimes adults get wrapped up in historical debates. I've heard some people decry the American bombings, while others criticize Japan's expansionist agenda. I think this book is very open about its pacifi ...more
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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 ...more