Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
- ISBN: 9780399237997
- Author: Coerr, Eleanor
- Illustrator: Himler, Ronald
- Published: 2002 , Putnam
- Themes: Death, Origami, sickness, War, wish, World War II
- Descriptors: Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Japan, Primary (ages 6-9)
- No. of pages: 88