The Crane Girl

The Crane Girl

Based on Japanese Folktales

Book - 2017
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While gathering firewood, Yasuhiro comes upon an injured crane hidden in the snow. He rescues and comforts the bird, then watches it fly away. The next night, a mysterious young girl arrives at Yasuhiro's home seeking shelter from the cold. The boy and his father welcome the girl, named Hiroko, to stay with them. But when Hiroko notices that Yasuhiro's father is struggling to earn money, she offers to weave silk for him to sell. After the fabric fetches a good price, the boy's father becomes impatient for more silk, and his greed has a life-changing effect on them all. Lyrical storytelling deftly interwoven with original haiku create a magical adaptation of popular Japanese folktales--an inspirational story of friendship and the power of kindness to transform lives.
Publisher: New York : Shen's Books, c2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781885008572
Branch Call Number: J 398 .2 MAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,23 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Wang, Lin 1973-


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Aug 15, 2017

A Japanese tale of friendship, suffering and the transformative power of love interwoven with poetry and gorgeous illustrations, this book will leave you stirred from sorrow and love. Initially we set out to find stories about cranes while learning the art of origami and found this magical tale among the 'how to's'. A beautiful read.

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