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IL: MG - BL: 3.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
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AD: Adult Directed 660L
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes: 25th Anniversary EditionDESCRIPTION: For twenty-five years, middle-grade readers have been moved by this telling of Sadako Sasaki's spirited battle with leukemia. She was two-years-old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, and dizzy spells began when she was twelve. She faced the disease with an irrepressible spirit and focused her energy (and that of everyone who knew her) on folding 1000 paper cranes, which Japanese legend held would prompt the gods to make her well again. Eleanor Coerr crafted this story of Sadako's twelfth year after reading the book of her letters her classmates compiled after her death. This special edition contains a bio of Eleanor Coerr with details about her work on this book and instructions for folding paper cranes. "An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable." ( Booklist , starred review) "The story speaks directly to young readers of the tragedy of Sadako's death and, in its simplicity, makes a universal statement for 'peace in the world.'" ( The Horn Book )
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Grouped Work ID f178e5a8-cb79-f520-8d32-1c83dd09755d
Grouping Title sadako
Grouping Author coerr eleanor
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-16 05:01:24AM
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 3.8
auth_author2 Young, Ed
author Coerr, Eleanor.
author2-role Young, Edill.
author_display Coerr, Eleanor
display_description Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
id f178e5a8-cb79-f520-8d32-1c83dd09755d
isbn 9780399217715
last_indexed 2019-08-23T16:46:29.436Z
lexile_code AD: Adult Directed
lexile_score 660
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780399217715
publishDate 1993
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a28360 Book Books English Putnam, c1993. 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Atomic bomb -- Physiological effect
Atomic bomb -- Physiological effect -- Juvenile literature
Death -- Juvenile literature
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Juvenile literature
Leukemia -- Juvenile literature
Leukemia in children
Leukemia in children -- Juvenile literature
Sasaki, Sadako, -- 1943-1955 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Sadako
title_full Sadako / by Eleanor Coerr ; illustrated by Ed Young
title_short Sadako
topic_facet Atomic bomb
Leukemia in children
Physiological effect
Sasaki, Sadako