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Eleanor Coerr (1922–2010)

Teoksen Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Eleanor Coerr was born in 1922 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada. Before becoming a children's book author, she was a newspaper reporter, an editor of a column for children, and taught children's literature at Monterey Peninsula College and creative writing at Chapman College in California. Her näytä lisää works include Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Mieko and the Fifth Treasure, Sadako, and The Big Balloon Race. She died on November 22, 2010 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (1977) 4,836 kappaletta
The Big Balloon Race (1981) 1,756 kappaletta
The Josefina Story Quilt (1986) 1,573 kappaletta
Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express (1995) 832 kappaletta
Chang's Paper Pony (1988) 422 kappaletta
Sadako (1993) 420 kappaletta
Mieko and the Fifth Treasure (1993) 416 kappaletta
Twenty-Five Dragons (1971) 37 kappaletta
Biography of a kangaroo (1976) 11 kappaletta
Biography of a Giant Panda (1975) 11 kappaletta

Associated Works

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes [1991 film] — Original book — 7 kappaletta

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Muut nimet
COERR, Eleanor
Maa (karttaa varten)
Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada



Star and a half I guess. For whatever reason, I whipped through this thing, and not in a "this is so good that I can't put this down" way. I think I read it and was waiting for big, emotional moments and details to emerge that did not. Part of that is probably that I didn't read this book until now, until adulthood. I experienced it differently than someone who has read this as a kid would. It's written in such a way that I didn't feel there was any buildup, and there was no foreshadowing, but rather the book spoiled itself over and over again. I was annoyed and wondered at times, "So why keep reading? Idk, it's short and I'll keep going." The afterward, from the book, after the epilogue, is a solid ten ebook pages of warbling about the author herself and then twenty ebook pages of kids writing letters to her about their loved ones with cancer. I didn't mind the kids letters. They were sad and belonged. I was glad they were there. But for the ten pages of warbling about the author--why? I got bored reading about what I interpreted as bragging about her writing career.

This is only semi-related but: there's another white woman who wrote about Japanese culture. Wildly different because hers is YA historical fantasy, not a creative retelling of true events. The historical fantasy is "Little Sister" by Kara Dalkey and suuuuper different than this. She doesn't include acknowledgments at the back of the book. She talks about how she wrote about real people and real folklore, and provides a history lesson. She notes which books she read and research she did that helped her write the book. Here, this book...why did this author write about a Japanese girl who died in the forty's, and write the book in the late seventy's? Why was it significant to her? I was too bored and found the yammering too off-putting to read though.
I expected far, far more from this book than I actually got, especially since this book has stood the test of time and is taught in children's literature classes.
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iszevthere | 97 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 1, 2024 |
A short, easy to read novella aimed at the elementary school child, which tells the true, and extremely sad story, of Sadako Sasaki, a child in Hiroshima who was a baby when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Full of life and happiness, she gets leukemia from the radiation she was exposed to. This tells the gut-wrenching story from when she first starts showing signs of illness, to her inevitable death.
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fingerpost | 97 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |
Grade Level: 3rd-4th
Awards: West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) , Primary , 1981
Quahog Book Award; Grade 4 2012-2012
Reading Olympics Booklist; Elementary 2016-2016
Reading Olympics Booklist; Elementary 2012-2012
Reading Olympics Booklist; Elementary 2020-2020
Sequoyah Book Award; Children's 1979-1980
Wisconsin Battle of the Books; Elementary 2016-2017
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Aubreyrdavis | 97 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 30, 2023 |



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