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

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10n/a7.414837
The inspirational story of the Japanese national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue honoring Sadako and hundreds of other children who died as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima.

Ten years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki died as a result of atomic bomb disease. Sadako's determination to fold one thousand paper cranes and her courageous struggle with her illness inspired her classmates. After her death, they started a national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue to remember Sadako and the many other children who were victims of the Hiroshima bombing. On top of the statue is a girl holding a large crane in her outstretched arms. Today in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this statue of Sadako is beautifully decorated with thousands of paper cranes given by people throughout the world.
Mass Market Paperback, 112 pages
Published on January 9, 2001 by Laurel Leaf
ISBN-10: 0440228433
ISBN-13: 9780440228431
5 Book Reviews
  • emmas2006
    emmas2006about 7 years55 stars
    Sadako and the Thousand paper cranes is an sad book. I think that because this girl loves to run . She and her friend raced to the fair to celebrate peace day and she came back home and ate and went to sleep and went to school and did all the stuff and went to recess and she got dizzy. by Eleanor Coerr
    • jace20014
      jace20014about 7 years55 stars
      I loved the book sadako and a thousand paper cranes! I loved it because at the end it was heart touching and I felt sad for her and I love that book for that. It was so sad our teacher cried. In the begging she loved to run and one part she felt dizzy that and couldn't run the race.
      • clayton2014
        clayton2014about 7 years55 stars
        I liked Sadako and the Thousand Paper cranes it was a very good book it is also very sad at the end of the book but it was a awesome book. I loved this book so much I want the book so bad right now I want to read it again I like it a lot .
        • jessi2014
          jessi2014about 7 years55 stars
          I recommend this book because it is a loving,sad and the best book ever. For my opinion I loved Sadako and the 1,000 Paper Cranes by Ishii Takayuki.
          • 20mdeangel
            20mdeangelabout 9 years
            this book is about a girl named sadako and she loves to run and she gets luekemia we had to read this book in class