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The Crane Wife Paperback – October 1, 2002
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Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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Osamu is poor sail maker and he loves to watch cranes. He thought that cranes were very special and pretty. Osamu wants a wife but because he's poor, Osamu doesn't think he could get a wife. One night, a crane came by his door and the crane was hurt. Osamu nursed it back to life and the crane left. Time passes and a lovely woman came by and she became his wife, her name is Yukiko. When Osamu and Yukiko had no more money for food, Yukiko decided to make a magic sail. She makes one and tells Osamu to sell it. When Osamu sells it, he gets enough money to last for six months. Osamu starts to get greedy but Yukiko tells her husband that making these magical sails, take too much of her. Nevertheless Osamu demands Yukio to make these sails but when Osamu demands Yukiko to make these sails, would he destroy her?
I love the pictures that come with this story. It's really detailed and very pretty and the colors made the pictures very vivid. The only thing that I hated about this story was how this story illustrates its moral of not taking things for granted. It's a tragic love story but in a way Osamu deserved it.
Gennady Spirin's masterful illustrations are perfect for this story. What a joy to read a fairy tale this well-done.
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Beautifully illustrated and a story that has a special meaning to me.. LovelyPublished 13 months ago by lycia
Great lesson for children and adults alike. Beautifully illustrated.Published 13 months ago by Everett E Smith Jr