Author: Eleanor Coerr
This one made me want to cry!
It is a beautiful little story of a girl full of life, only to have that life taken from her by lukemia. I had this on my book case, one of the many curriculum novels I have waiting for me to read. I have had my children read them and I am now making my way along my shelves. It is only 65 pages long but it gets a message of joy, life, heart ache and strength across in such a meaning full way.
I have to say I have never read a book, written for the young, with such beauty and power. I wanted to run with Sudako, sit with her, and then help her friends far beyond her story's end. When I finished the book I had to search the internet for more information. I have handed the book on now to another adult to read, as her story stretches far beyond her town.
I would like to see this book read by many after me will definately be handing it on to friends to read.
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 againse time.
Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.