A lonely Japanese magician gains friends through the paper crane that he brings to life but then must set free.
- ISBN: 9780064431545
- Author: Laurin, Anne
- Illustrator: Mikolaycak, Charles
- Published: 1987 , Trophy Pr
- Themes: cranes, freedom, Friendship, Loneliness, Magic, Magicians, Origami, Winter
- Descriptors: Asia, Fantasy, Japan, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9)
- No. of pages: 36