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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Author:Coerr, Eleanor
Place:New York
Publisher:G.P. Putnam’s Sons


Coerr, Eleanor. Illustr. Ronald Himler. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes . New York, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1977.


Juvenile Literature




Coerr, Eleanor/ Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes/ New York/ G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1977. Sadako Sasaki, a Hiroshima atomic bomb victim, died of leukemia at the age of twelve. Before her death, she tried to fold one thousand paper cranes in the belief that they would heal her. This is a picture book for children, dealing with her story. It is faithful to the true story as written in the memorial collection of essays, Kokeshi, and the stories told by her family. In 1984, Yamaguchi Shoten, Kyoto, published an English edition for use as English teaching material. The latest edition is available from Puffin Books, NY, 1999. 12歳の時、自血病で亡くなった佐々木禎子と千羽鶴の話を米国の児童向けの絵本にした。追悼詩集『こけし』や遺族からの資料を基に、忠実に物語化した。

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