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By Eleanor Coerr.  Illustrations by Caldecott medalist Ed Young.

Japanese legend holds that if a person who is ill makes a thousand paper cranes, the gods will grant that person's wish to be well again. Hauntingly beautiful illustrations by Caldecott-medalist Ed Young enhance the story of Sadako, a young girl dying of leukemia as a result of the atom bombing of Hiroshima. The poignancy of Sadako's brave struggle will touch children of all ages in this revised version of Eleanor Coerr's classic novel.

An ALA Notable Book, IRA Teachers' Choice Book, and Booklist Editors' Choice.