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
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