• Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics)

  • By: Eleanor Coerr
  • Narrated by: Elaina Erika Davis
  • Length: 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The star of her school’s running team, Sadako is lively and athletic…until the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her life - the race against time. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the courage that makes one young woman a heroine in Japan. 

"[The] story speaks directly to young readers of the tragedy of Sadako's death and, in its simplicity, makes a universal statement for 'peace in the world.” (The Horn Book)

"The story is told tenderly but with neither a morbid nor a sentimental tone: it is direct and touching." (BCCB)

©2004 Eleanor Coerr (P)2019 Listening Library

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Beautiful!

I used this for a listening comprehension piece for language arts in our homeschool. My 13 year old daughter loved it and so did I! Highly recommend it to anyone.

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A Great Classic

A sad story but always worth reading or listening to . one of my childhood favorites.

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The story made sad. The story also taught us.

I listened to this story together with my two daughters Alex and Thaea. We all enjoyed hearing about Sadako's story and learning from it about the history and effect of the atom bomb.

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For everyone

Perfect for the young reader to give perspective of a historical tragedy in a relatable way. Ultimately everyone should read this at least once in their life.

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Childhood favorite

I liked this story as a child. A classmate showed us how to fold paper cranes.

I’m excited to read it with my class in the coming school year.

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I was so moved by the story, I cried. I'm glad I read the story.