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: 9780698115880
- Author: Coerr, Eleanor
- Illustrator: Young, Ed
- Published: 1997 , Putnam Juvenile
- Themes: Death, Origami, sickness, War, wish, World War II
- Descriptors: Historical Fiction, Japan, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9)
- No. of pages: 48