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One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue Mass Market Paperback – January 9, 2001
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Ten years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki died as a result of atomic bomb disease. Sadako's determination to fold one thousand paper cranes and her courageous struggle with her illness inspired her classmates. After her death, they started a national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue to remember Sadako and the many other children who were victims of the Hiroshima bombing. On top of the statue is a girl holding a large crane in her outstretched arms. Today in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this statue of Sadako is beautifully decorated with thousands of paper cranes given by people throughout the world.
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This book is a must-read. As an American, I believe that the atom bomb was a necessary evil to stop World War II; however, as a human, I believe the atom bomb was a horrible atrocity unleashed on millions of people, including a child named Sadako whose story is poignantly told here. This book is an eye-opener, a heart-wrencher and a beautiful story.
When I was reading this book, I couldn't stop reading it. I really got to know the main character, Sadako, and I liked her a lot. She had a ton of hope, determination, and courage to fold one thousand paper cranes so she can get better. She's an example to all the children who has diseases or illnesses. This book was such a powerful and inspirational book to me.
I learned from this book that you can truly accomplish your goals and dreams when you are going through something really difficult. Sadako showed readers this. It made me realize that I really can do anything I put my mind on. So readers, if you are tempted to read this very inspirational book, go ahead. Read it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter had to read this for school. Once she started reading it she loves it. She had read it two more times since getting it. Great little book.Published 12 days ago by lilboo109
It was a little bit boring at the beginning, not what I expected.Published 1 month ago by steph columbia
This was a heart warming story and I wanted to know much more information after reading this, I really recommend it.Published 9 months ago by Grace Charbonneau
AMAZING and I don't know how it develops so perfect and then the plot is a great and l
Dark, extremely graphic depictions of the experience of being in the middle of the Hiroshima bombing event and resultant suffering make this book a poor choice for younger or more... Read morePublished 13 months ago by A. Customer
This story touched us. I ordered a few books and sent to my friends. They were also touched deeply.Published 13 months ago by grace