Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

by Eleanor Coerr

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1977

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 690L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R

Interest Level: Grades 3-5

Major Awards: Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee (1980-1981) * Shalom Readers Club Book List (Grade 3-5)

Number of Pages: 84 pages

Approximate Word Count: 24,400 words --The average reader will spend 1 hours and 37 minutes reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes at 250 words per minute. *

Audible Book Length: 45 mins

Book Themes: War (Atomic Bomb), Illness (Leukemia), Goals, Customs and Traditions

Genre: Historical Fiction - World War II, Realistic Fiction

Setting: 1954-1955 Hiroshima, Japan

Important Quote: And he prayed that his family would be protected from the atom bomb disease called leukemia.

First Line: Sadako was born to be a runner.

Point of View: Third Person.

*Estimate from Reading Length

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