This is the true story of a courageous girl from Hiroshima who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped. Although she developed leukemia and died ten years later, Sadako never lost her faith and determination as she battled a devastating illness. According to an ancient Japanese tradition, a thousand paper cranes will restore good health. Sadako managed to make 644 cranes before her life came to a peaceful end. A stunning edition, in both hardcover and paperback, is available to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this classic, moving work. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.Eleanor Coerr is the author of 'Sadako Y Las Mil Grullas De Papel (Spanish Edition)' with ISBN 9788424186692 and ISBN 8424186699.