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The last paper crane
The last paper crane
Drewery, Kerry2020
Articles
A Japanese teenager, Mizuki, is worried about her grandfather who is clearly desperately upset about something. He says that he has never got over something that happened in his past and gently Mizuki persuades him to tell her what it is. We are taken to 1945, Hiroshima, and Mizuki's grandfather as a teenage boy chatting at home with his friend Hiro. Moments later the horrific nuclear bomb is dropped on Hiroshima. What follows is a searing account of the blinding flash, the harrowing search for family and the devastation both human and physical. There is also the very moving and human story as the two teenage boys with great bravery search for and find Keiko, Hiro's five-year-old sister.
Main title:
The last paper crane / Kerry Drewery ; illustrated by Natsko Seki.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Hot Key Books, 2020.
Collation:
284 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm + 1 sheet (folded)
Notes:
Includes origami sheet and pattern.
Audience:
Adolescent.
ISBN:
9781471408472 (pbk)
Dewey class:
823.92JF
Language:
English
BRN:
2934419
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