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The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki: and the Thousand Paper Cranes

The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki: and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Paperback)

By Sasaki, M.
By DiCicco, Sue
By Sasaki, Masahiro

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For the first time, middle readers can learn the complete story of the courageous girl whose life, which ended through the effects of war, inspired a worldwide call for peace. In this book, Sadako's older brother Masahiro tells her true story-how her courage throughout her illnes...s inspired family and friends, and how Sadako became a symbol of all people, especially kids, who suffer from the impact of war. Her life and her death carry a message: we must have a wholehearted desire for peace and be willing to work together to achieve it. Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on her city of Hiroshima at the end of World War II. Ten years later, just as life was starting to feel almost normal again, this athletic and enthusiastic girl was fighting a war of a different kind. One of many children affected by the bomb, she had contracted leukemia. Patient and determined, Sadako set herself the task of folding 1000 paper cranes in the hope that her wish to be made well again would be granted. Illustrations by Sue DiCicco, plus personal family photos, give a glimpse into Sadako's life and the horrors of war. Proceeds from this book are shared equally between The Sadako Legacy NPO and The Peace Crane Project.
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ISBN 9784805316177
Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9784805316177
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Imprint Tuttle Publishing
Released 1 Apr 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sasaki, M.
By DiCicco, Sue
By Sasaki, Masahiro
Category History
Warfare, Defence & Peace Studies
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 148
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 203mm
Dewey Code 940.542521954092
Weight 227g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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