One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue

Ishii Takayuki (Author)
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The inspirational story of the Japanese national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue honoring Sadako and hundreds of other children who died as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima.

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.

Product Details

Price: $5.99
Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library
Published Date: January 09, 2001
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 4.1 X 0.5 X 6.7 inches | 0.15 pounds
ISBN: 9780440228431

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About the Author

Takayuki Ishii was born in Tokyo. He is presently the pastor of Metropolitan-Duane United Methodist Christ, a multicultural congregation in New York City.