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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

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Chizuko came to visit her friend Sadako in the hospital. She had a piece of gold paper that she had cut into a large square. "Watch!" she said, and she folded the paper over and over, and it turned into a beautiful crane.

"If a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes," Chizuko said, "the gods will grant her wish and make her well again." The girl handed the crane to Sadako. "Here's your first one."

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Unabridged)

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For 25 years, middle-grade readers have been moved by this telling of Sadako Sasaki's spirited battle with leukemia.

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630L
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01:32
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Unabridged)