Sadako’s Cranes

Sadako's CranesThe true story of Sadako is told through the eyes of her cat in this beautifully illustrated tribute to hope and peace. Sadako Sasaki was two and a half when the atomic bomb “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. She survived and seemed healthy until ten years later, when she was diagnosed with leukemia, a result of radiation from the bomb. Her brother told her of an old Japanese legend that says that a person who folds 1000 paper cranes would be granted a wish. She began folding cranes, but died before finishing her task. The digitally processed colored pencil drawings are decorated with images of brightly patterned Origami cranes. Back matter provides more information about Sadako and a website with directions for folding a paper crane. mjw
Title: Sadako’s Cranes
Author: Judith Loske
: Judith Loske
: Michael Neugebauer Publishing Ltd.
: 2015
Original Language
: German
: Kate Westerlund
Original Title
: Sadako’s Kraniche
Original Publisher
: Minedition
Original Copyright
: 2011
: 978-988-8341-00-9
Hardcover pages
: 48
Age range
: 6-8
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Hiroshima, Japan
Author’s ethnicity
: German
Author’s residence
: Germany
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: German
Illustrator’s residence
: Germany
: Asia, Death, Girls, Leukemia-patients, Origami, Sadako Sasaki (1943-1955), World War II

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