Sadako aime courir aussi vite que le vent, le goût de la barbe à papa et les feux d'artifice. Mais Sadako est née à Hiroshima. Une ville ravagée par la guerre. Une ville ravagée par la bombe. Et Sadako a ce qu'on appelle la "maladie de la bombe". Alors, tous les jours, elle plie des oiseaux en papier. Car, selon une vieille croyance, elle sera guérie par les dieux si elle en fabrique mille.
When the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Mieko's nearby village was turned into ruins, and her hand was badly injured. Mieko loves to do calligraphy more than anything, but now she can barely hold a paintbrush. And she feels as if she has lost something that she can't paint without-the legendary fifth treasure, beauty in the heart. Then she is sent to live with her grandparents and must go to a new school. But Mieko is brave and eventually learns that time and patience can help with many things, and may even help her find the fifth treasure.
'An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable.' -'Booklist, starred review 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 against time. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the courage that makes one young woman a heroine in Japan. "[The] story speaks directly to young readers of the tragedy of Sadako's death and, in its simplicity, makes a universal statement for 'peace in the world.' -'The Horn Book "The story is told tenderly but with neither a morbid nor a sentimental tone: it is direct and touching." -'BCCB