Monday, March 28, 2011

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako and the Thousand Paper CranesSadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

After reflected upon the tragedies of Japan, I remembered a book that I enjoyed during elementary school. Sadako contracted the "atom bomb disease" otherwise known as leukemia. A friend suggested folding 1,000 paper cranes. If 1,000 paper cranes were folded, a wish would be granted. Sadly, Sadako is overcome and could not fold 1,000 cranes. Yet, this sad story brings so much hope to the reader. It's the hope of looking for opportunity, looking at every day as a fresh, new start. Although, Eleanor Coerr wrote this fictional tale, Sadako was a real little girl. She did fold 1,000 cranes, but still passed away from the "atom bomb disease." She is remembered by people all over the globe. For information about Sadako, visit

Narrator Christina Moore shares a beautiful story. She is straight forward with difficult topics of sickness and death.

Reviewed from a library copy.

Audio Book Details...
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
Read by Christina Moore
Produced by Recorded Books, LLC
Number of Discs: 1
Total Time: 1 hour (with extras about Eleanor Coerr and Sadako)

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