Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

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Product Number: 3A032
Released: Jun 30, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402526008
Narrator/s: Christina Moore
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Sadako is born in Hiroshima shortly before the atomic bomb is dropped. She grows into a wonderful, high-spirited girl with dreams of becoming the fastest runner in her school. One day at school, she has a dizzy spell and collapses. At the hospital, Sadako and her family learn that the atomic bomb sickness has begun to affect her. To pass the time during her hospital stay, she begins to build origami cranes. First published in 1977, Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a classic of the modern age. Based on the life of a real girl who lived and died in Japan, Sadako's heartbreaking story endures as a tribute to the spirit and bravery of a young girl facing terminal illness. Coerr's work speaks to the injustices of war and the dream of world peace, imparting the message that human life is fundamentally the same, regardless of race, religion or nationality.

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Author(s): Eleanor Coerr
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number C1789
Released: Oct 04, 2002
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ISBN: #9781402523335
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Author(s): Eleanor Coerr
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
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Author(s): Eleanor Coerr
Narrator(s): Elaina Erika Davis
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Released: Mar 05, 2019
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780525629085
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Author(s): Eleanor Coerr
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Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: #9781101042410
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Author(s): Eleanor Coerr
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
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Author(s): Eleanor Coerr
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Author(s): Eleanor Coerr
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Professional reviews

"When Sadako, a high-spirited and athletic Japanese girl, learns that she has "the atom bomb sickness," leukemia, she decides to fold one thousand paper cranes as a good luck charm to restore her health. This famous story of one girl's courageous fight with a terminal illness makes a fine transition to audio. This story is told in simple, straightforward prose, and Christina Moore gives an appropriately subdued reading, never getting in the way of the words. The production is deeply moving, and the addition of the author's note and letters written to the author about Sadako's story add to the experience. This is an important story and an excellent choice for family listening. A.F. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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